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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 bryophila P.M.McCarthy & Kantvilas
  Lichenologist 32: 248 (2000). T: Little Fisher R., S of Mole Creek, Tas., 21 Apr. 1982, G.Kantvilas s.n.; holo: HO.  
  Thallus bryophilous, diffuse and inconspicuous, dull pale greenish, less than 20 µm thick, ecorticate; prothallus not apparent. Algae Trentepohlia; cells 6–12 × 5–10 µm. Perithecia superficial, subglobose to globose, 0.14–0.25 mm diam., dull black; apex rounded or very slightly pointed; ostiole inconspicuous. Involucrellum contiguous with and almost enclosing the exciple, 30–40 µm thick, K–. Exciple 10–15 µm thick, medium brown. Centrum
c. 0.12–0.16 mm wide. Asci elongate-cylindrical, elongate-fusiform or narrowly obclavate, 94–122 × 9–12 µm. Ascospores elongate-fusiform to oblong, 7-septate, 26–38 × 3–5.5 µm; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  Endemic to Tas. and only known from the type locality; grows on epiphytic bryophytes in montane rainforest.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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