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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 melaleucoides Müll.Arg.
  Flora 67: 284 (1884)
T: [probably Wellington], New Zealand, 1883, C.Knight s.n.; holo: G. *****Pertusaria atropunctata A.W.Archer, Mycotaxon 41: 224 (1991). T: Buckenbowra R. estuary, 7.5 km W of Batemans Bay, N.S.W., 29 May 1983, J.A.Elix 11004; holo: CANB.
  Thallus greyish white, areolate and cracked, dull, Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia verruciform, immersed to flattened-hemispherical, concolorous with the thallus, 0.5–1.0 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, 1–4 per verruca, fusing to form an irregular black pseudolecideine disc 0.3–0.6 mm diam. Ascospores 2 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal, smooth, 85–100 (–120) × 30–40 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; no lichen compounds detected.
  An uncommon, corticolous species in south-eastern N.S.W.; also in New Zealand. Usually found on Avicennia at sea level.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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