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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
Endocarpon aridum P.M.McCarthy
  Lichenologist 23: 28 (1991). T: 32 km W of Vokes Corner, S.A., 24 Aug. 1980, N.N.Donner 7714; holo: AD; iso: AD, MEL.  
  Squamae appressed, solitary or contiguous, occasionally imbricate, rounded, becoming deeply lobate, concave and shallowly rimose, matt to glossy, pale brown to dark olive-green, 3–12 (–15) mm wide, 0.15–0.25 mm thick; margin concolorous, deflexed; undersurface brown to brown-black; rhizines pale brown to black, branched, 0.03–0.1 mm thick. Perithecia almost completely immersed, 10–40 (–60) per squama; apex plane to convex, concolorous with the thallus, 0.2–0.3 mm diam.; ostiole dark brown, depressed. Centrum 0.3–0.5 mm wide. Exciple 25–45 µm thick, pale to dark brown. Periphyses 40–80 µm long. Asci 1-spored, 95–129 × 29–44 µm. Ascospores elongate-ellipsoidal to subcylindrical, 62–97 × 20–37 µm, becoming medium brown at maturity.
  An endemic species found on soil in arid and semi-arid regions of W.A., N.T., S.A. and N.S.W.  
  McCarthy (2001d)  

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