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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 planaica A.W.Archer & Elix
  Mycotaxon 45: 421 (1992)
T: W of road from Goondiwindi to Miles, 63.5 km N of Goondiwindi, Qld, 28°00’S, 150°20’E, 2 Sept. 1986, J.Hafellner 18715; holo: GZU.
  Thallus pale greenish grey, slightly cracked and subtuberculate, smooth and glossy. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia inconspicuous, verruciform, dispersed, sometimes confluent, concolorous with the thallus, flattened-hemispherical, not constricted at the base, 0.5–0.8 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, black, 1 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate, ellipsoidal, becoming fusiform, smooth, 80–100 × 25–35 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major) and planaic acid (major)
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species of rainforest in Qld and N.S.W.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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