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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 leioplacella Nyl.
  Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie,sér. 2, 2: 71 (1867)
T: Lifu, New Caledonia, 1863, E.Marie; lecto: H-NYL 23640, fide Awasthi & Srivastava, in sched.; isolecto: H-NYL 23643. *****Pertusaria amblyogona Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 638 (1895). T: Toowoomba,Qld,1894, C.Hartmann s.n.; holo: G. *****Pertusaria confluens Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 638 (1895). T: Toowoomba, Qld,1894, C.Hartmann s.n.; holo: G.
  Thallus off-white to pale yellowish white or pale yellow, areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, scattered, sometimes confluent, flattened-hemispherical, concolorous with the thallus, 0.5–1.0 (–1.5) mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous or translucent, pale to medium yellow, conspicuous, 1 per verruca. Ascospores (6–) 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 52–72 × 28–32 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ orange, C+ orange, Pd–; containing thiophaninic acid (major), stictic acid (major), hypostictic acid (minor), constictic acid (minor), 2-chloro-6-O-methyl-norlichexanthone (trace), 4-chloro-6-O-methylnorlichexanthone (trace) and hypoconstictic acid (trace).
  Occurs in W.A., N.T., Qld, N.S.W., Lord Howe Is. and Tas.; this common, subtropical, corticolous species is also known from South Africa, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Hawaiian Islands, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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