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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Pertusaria aberrans Müll.Arg.
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 1: 42 (1893)
T: Loughton Gully, Lakes Entrance, Vic., Mar. 1889, F.R.M.Wilson 1517; holo: G; iso: NSW.
  Thallus off-white to pale greyish white, coarsely areolate and cracked, smooth and slightly glossy. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, contiguous, almost completely covering the thallus, 0.8–1.0 mm diam., immersed or occasionally slightly raised above the surface; centre slightly depressed. Ostioles 1–3 per verruca, black, punctiform, conspicuous, fusing to become 0.1–0.5 mm diam. and slightly sunken and disc-like. Ascospores (3 or) 4 per ascus, uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 75–87 × 28–36 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ weak yellow, C–, Pd–; containing thiophaninic acid (major), stictic acid (major), 2-chloro-6-O-methylnorlichexanthone (minor) and constictic acid (trace).
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species in southern Vic.; known only from the type locality.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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