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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 paradoxica A.W.Archer & Elix var. paradoxa
  Mycotaxon 45: 420 (1992)
T: slopes of Black Mtn, 25 km NW of Kuranda, Qld, 16°40’S, 145°29’E, 7 July 1984, J.A.Elix 17541; holo: CANB.
  Thallus greenish yellow to pale greenish grey, wrinkled and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia conspicuous, verruciform, sometimes confluent, concolorous with the thallus, flattened-hemispherical, becoming constricted at the base, sometimes slightly concave above, 0.8–1.4 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, pale to dark brown, in a subhyaline zone, 1–4 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, 75–100 µm long, irregularly uniseriate, ellipsoidal to subfusiform, smooth. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ violet, C+ violet, Pd–; containing 4-O-methylisocrypto-chlorophaeic acid (major), stictic acid (major), thiophaninic acid (minor) and constictic acid (minor).
  An uncommon, endemic variety in rainforest in eastern Qld and N.S.W.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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