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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 lavata Müll.Arg.
  Flora 67: 462 (1884)
T: New Zealand, s. loc., 1883, C.Knight s.n.; holo: G.
  Thallus pale greyish white to pale fawn, thick, coarsely areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, crowded, often confluent, concolorous with the thallus, markedly flattened-hemispherical, 0.7–1.0 mm diam. Ostiole conspicuous, black, punctiform, surrounded by a pale translucent zone, 1 per verruca. Ascospores (6–) 8 per ascus, predominantly biseriate, ellipsoidal to subfusiform, smooth,
85–105 × 30–40 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major), 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid (major) and ±confluentic acid (minor).
  An uncommon, predominantly coastal, saxicolous species in eastern Qld and N.S.W.; also in Lord Howe Is. and New Zealand.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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