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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 bellendenica Müll.Arg.
  Hedwigia 30: 56 (1891). T: Bellenden Ker, Qld, 1889, F.M.Bailey 532; holo: G.  
  Thallus epiphloeodal or epilithic, rimose, pale grey-green to pale greenish brown, matt to slightly glossy, smooth to rugulose, 60–120 (–200) µm thick, with a dark grey-brown to black basal layer; prothallus dark brown and discontinuous or not apparent. Algae Trentepohlia; cells 8–16 × 8–13 µm. Perithecial verrucae hemispherical, 0.35–0.6 mm diam.; wall containing a layer of colourless crystals; apex ±rounded; ostiole inconspicuous or in a shallow depression; periostiolar area dark brown to black, 0.1–0.35 mm diam. Involucrellum apical to dimidiate. Exciple 15–25 µm thick, pale brown. Centrum 0.16–0.3 mm wide. Asci narrowly obclavate to elongate-cylindrical, 90–150 × 9–13 µm. Ascospores elongate-fusiform to ±filiform, (9–) 11–13 (–15)-septate, 32–56 × 3–5 µm; perispore thin or not apparent. Pycnidia immersed in minute verrucae. Conidia fusiform, 2–3 × 0.7–1 µm.
  Occurs in Christmas Is., northern N.T. and north-eastern Qld; grows on smooth bark and shaded siliceous rock. Also in SE Asia, Taiwan and Polynesia.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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