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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 pallidum Ach.
  Lichenogr. Universalis 301 (1810). T: Europe; n.v.  
  Squamae appressed, contiguous to imbricate, rounded to deeply and irregularly lobate, plane to convex, matt, pale to medium grey-brown to grey-green, 0.5–2 mm wide, 0.12–0.2 mm thick; margins concolorous, plane to deflexed, entire, often undulate; undersurface off-white to pale brown, anchored by solitary or clustered concolorous rhizohyphae. Perithecia immersed, 1–5 per squama; apex convex, concolorous to dark brown, 0.16–0.22 mm diam.; ostiole usually inconspicuous. Centrum 0.24–0.28 mm wide. Exciple 18–30 µm thick, medium brown to brown-black. Periphyses 30–50 µm long. Asci 2-spored, 74–97 × 19–26 µm. Ascospores broadly ellipsoidal, elongate-ellipsoidal or subcylindrical, 25–50 × 14–19 µm, colourless to pale brown.
  Occurs on sandy soil and siliceous rocks in north-western W.A., south-eastern Qld and south-eastern N.S.W.; also in Europe, North Africa, China, South America and New Zealand.  
  McCarthy (2001d)  

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