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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 rhaphidiophora (Nyl.) Müll.Arg.
  Hedwigia 31: 288 (1892); Verrucaria rhaphidiophora Nyl., Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, sér. 2, 2: 132 (1868). T: Loyalty Is., New Caledonia, Thiébaut; holo: H–NYL. Verrucaria rhaphispora C.Knight, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 40 (1880); Arthopyrenia rhaphispora (C.Knight) Shirley, Lich. Fl. Queensland 4: 175 (1889), as rhaphidospora; Porina rhaphispora (C.Knight) Müll.Arg., Rep. Meetings Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 453 (1895), as rhaphidospora. T: "in the neighbourhood of Sydney", N.S.W., 1880, C.Knight; holo: WELT; iso: G, H-NYL.  
  Thallus epiphloeodal, continuous to very sparingly rimose, medium to dark grey-brown, matt, minutely and irregularly uneven, to 50 µm thick, ecorticate; prothallus not apparent. Algae Trentepohlia; cells 7–16 × 6–14 µm. Perithecia semi-immersed to superficial, hemispherical to subglobose, 0.26–0.48 mm diam., greenish black; apex rounded to rather plane; ostiole inconspicuous. Involucrellum dimidiate or extending to exciple base level, 50–80 µm thick, sometimes containing a few algae, K–. Exciple c. 30 µm thick, hyaline to pale brown. Centrum 0.18–0.25 mm wide. Asci elongate-cylindrical, 92–120 × 9–15 µm. Ascospores elongate-cylindrical, elongate-filiform or subacicular, 9–11 (–15)-septate, 41–73 × 2–4 µm; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  Known from bark at several localities in eastern N.S.W. and Tas. Also in New Caledonia and southern New Zealand.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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