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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
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Pertusaria hermaka A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 227 (1991)
T: 3 km S of Forest Beach, 16 km S of Ingham, Qld, 22 June 1984, J.A.Elix 15939; holo: CANB.
  Thallus pale greyish green, wrinkled and folded, cracked and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, verruciform, hemispherical, becoming constricted at the base, sometimes confluent, 0.7–1.5 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, hyaline, rarely dark, plane or somewhat papilliform, 1–4 per verruca. Ascospores 4 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal, smooth, 90–125 (–150) × 25–40 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid (major), 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major), stictic acid (major), ±2-O-methylperlatolic acid (trace) and constictic acid (trace).
  This corticolous species is known from tropical forests in northern N.T., eastern Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also in Papua New Guinea.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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