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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
Porina australiensis (Lücking & Vězda) Lücking
  Biblioth. Lichenol. 88: 413 (2004); Porina lucida var. australiensis R.Lücking & Vĕzda, Willdenowia 28: 209 (1998); Porina subepiphylla var. australiensis (Lücking & Vězda) Lücking, in Lücking et al., Lichenologist 33: 206 (2001). T: Crediton State Forest, Qld, July 1986, H.Streimann 37663; holo: UPS n.v.; iso: CANB, Herb. R.Lücking n.v.  
  Thallus epiphyllous, often forming extensive patches, pale greenish grey to pale grey-green to yellowish grey, continuous, moderately to markedly glossy, smooth to minutely uneven; prothallus usually not apparent. Algae Phycopeltis; cells somewhat rounded, angular or irregular, not forming radiating plates. Perithecial verrucae convex (and spreading at the base), 0.3–0.7 mm diam.; wall containing a layer of colourless crystals; apex plane to rounded; periostiolar area concolorous to pale to medium reddish brown and up to 0.2 mm diam. Involucrellum apical and ±vestigial to dimidiate. Exciple 10–15 µm thick, pale yellowish brown. Asci narrowly obclavate, 75–100 × 9–16 µm. Ascospores fusiform, 29–38 × 5–6 µm, often tapering noticeably towards the proximal end; perispore thin or not apparent. Pycnidia in convex to hemispherical c. 0.15 mm diam. verrucae. Conidia fusiform, 2–4 × c. 0.7 µm.
  Endemic to north-eastern Qld.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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