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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 microstoma Müll.Arg.
  Flora 65: 328 (1884)
T: Indonesia, s. loc., 1882, hb. Lugd. Bat. (sic); holo: G.
  Thallus olive-green, areolate and cracked, dull, tuberculate due to confluent verrucae. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, verruciform, crowded, often confluent; individual verrucae 0.4–0.7 mm diam., flattened-hemispherical, sometimes constricted at the base; confluent verrucae 1.0–1.5 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, 0.05–0.10 mm diam., sometimes in a hyaline zone. Ascospores usually 4 per ascus, ellipsoidal, rough, 82–105 (–135) × 35–45 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 2’-O-methyperlatolic acid (major),
4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (minor), stictic acid (minor), constictic acid (trace) and planaic acid (trace).
  This corticolous lichen occurs in north-eastern Qld; also in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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