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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 kamerunensis F.Schill.
  Hedwigia 67: 289 (1927). T: Cameroon; holo:n.v.  
  Thallus epiphyllous, small, often monocarpic, continuous, smooth, pale to medium green, matt; prothallus not apparent. Algae Phycopeltis; cells rectangular, forming radiating plates. Perithecia superficial, applanate and with a conical to hemispherical centre, black, 0.2–0.41 mm diam.; base spreading, so that old perithecia often leave black involucrellar rings. Involucrellum greyish black to violet-black in thin section. Exciple c. 15 µm thick, black. Centrum 0.1–0.2 mm wide. Asci narrowly obclavate, 45–55 × 9–11 µm. Ascospores ±bacilliform, 3-septate, 15–24 × 3–4.5 µm; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  Occurs in north-eastern Qld; grows on leaves of trees and shrubs in rainforest. Also in West Africa, India, SE Asia, japan and New Caledonia.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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