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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 epiphylla (Fée) Fée
  Essai Crypt. Écorc. 76 (1837); Porina americana var. epiphylla Fée, in J.B.G.G.M.Bory de Saint Vincent et al., Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 17: 26 (1831); Phylloporina epiphylla (Fée) Müll.Arg., Lich. Epiphylli Novi 21 (1890). T: French Guyana, coll. unknown; lecto: PC n.v., fide R.Santesson, Symb. Bot. Upsal. 12(1): 234 (1952).  
  Thallus epiphyllous, often forming extensive patches, pale grey-green to pale green, smooth to minutely uneven, dull to slightly glossy; prothallus not apparent. Algae Phycopeltis; cells somewhat rounded, angular or irregular, not forming radiating plates. Perithecial verrucae convex to ±hemispherical, 0.25–0.4 (–0.5) mm diam.; wall containing a layer of colourless crystals; apex plane to rounded; ostiole usually inconspicuous; periostiolar area concolorous or pale reddish brown. Involucrellum apical and ±vestigial to dimidiate. Exciple c. 10 µm thick, hyaline to pale yellowish brown. Asci mostly narrowly obclavate, 60–84 × 9–12 µm. Ascospores elongate-fusiform to ±bacilliform, 7-septate, 25–35 × 3–4.5 µm, often with a distinctly more acute proximal apex; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  The most common and widespread foliicolous species in Australia, its range extends from far-north-eastern Qld almost as far south as Sydney, N.S.W.; also in Christmas Is. Found in all tropical and many subtropical regions of the world.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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