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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 epacrospora A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 225 (1991)
T: Park Beach, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W., 29 June 1977, J.A.Elix 3427b; holo: CANB.
  Thallus thin, pale yellow-green, cracked to areolate, subtuberculate and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, verruciform, crowded, sometimes confluent, flattened-hemispherical, 0.4–0.8 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, with a translucent margin, 1 per verruca. Ascospores 2 per ascus, fusiform, smooth, 125–150 (–180) × 35–45 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ yellow-orange, C+ yellow-orange, Pd–; containing thiophaninic acid (major), stictic acid (major), constictic acid (minor) and hypostictic acid (trace).
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species that is known only from the type locality in north-eastern N.S.W.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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