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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 leucoplaca Müll.Arg.
  Flora 67: 304 (1884)
T: Apiahy, Brazil, Oct. 1882, J.I.Puiggari 2128; holo: G.
  Thallus greyish white, areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia verruciform, conspicuous, scattered, flattened-hemispherical, sometimes constricted at the base, concolorous with the thallus, sometimes slightly concave above, 0.8–1.5 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, pale to dark brown or black, 1 (or 2) per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, biseriate or irregularly biseriate, subfusiform to fusiform, smooth, 70–90 (–100) × 25–35 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 2-O-methylstenosporic acid (major), 2-O-methylperlatolic acid (minor) and 2-O-methyldivaricatic acid (trace).
  An uncommon species found in temperate rainforest in south-eastern N.S.W. and Vic.; also in Brazil and India.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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