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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 truncata Kremp.
  Verh. K.K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien, B, 26: 452 (1876)
T: [probably Wellington], New Zealand [fide G.Kantvilas, Lichenologist 22: 299, 1990], C.Knight 46; holo: M. *****Pertusaria nothofagi Zahlbr., Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 104: 337 (1941). T: Silver Peaks, near Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, J.S.Thomson ZA 281; lecto: W, fide G.Kantvilas, loc. cit.; isolecto: CHR 374716.
  Thallus pale greyish white to dull grey, thick and cracked, smooth. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia often numerous and conspicuous, disciform; disc pale orange-brown to grey, densely white-pruinose. Ascospores 8 per ascus, uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 19–27 × 12–15 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ weak orange-brown, KC+ violet, C–, Pd–; containing picrolichenic acid (major), isohyperpicrolichenic acid (major), hyperpicrolichenic acid (minor) and subpicrolichenic acid (minor). The chemistry of P. truncata was reported in detail by Elix et al., Austral. J. Chem. 44: 1487 (1991); ibid. 47: 1345 (1994).
  Corticolous, usually on Nothofagus, in rainforest in Vic. and Tas.; especially common in Tas. and also in New Zealand.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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