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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 conica R.Sant.
  Symb. Bot. Upsal. 12(1): 232 (1952). T: Sumatra, [Indonesia], Palm 25C; holo: UPS n.v.  
  Thallus epiphyllous, often forming extensive colonies, pale grey-brown to yellowish brown, continuous, matt, smooth to minutely uneven; prothallus not apparent. Algae Phycopeltis; cells angular or irregular, not forming radiating plates. Perithecial verrucae subconical to conical, 0.25–0.55 mm diam.; wall containing a layer of colourless crystals; apex with a short flat-topped cylindrical extension, pale to medium brown or orange-brown. Involucrellum apical and ±vestigial to dimidiate. Exciple c. 15 µm thick, pale yellowish brown. Asci narrowly obclavate, 80–120 × 10–14 µm. Ascospores narrowly fusiform to oblong, 7 (–9)-septate, 28–46 × 3–5 µm; perispore thin or not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  A rather common species, mainly in north-eastern Qld, also in north-eastern N.S.W.; grows on the leaves of shrubs and trees in lowland and montane rainforest. Also in West Africa, India, Sri Lanka, SE Asia and Malesia.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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