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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
Verrucaria aucklandica Zahlbr.
  Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 104: 250 (1941). T: Anawhata, New Zealand, L.M.Cranwell 195; holo: W; iso: CHR. Verrucaria tesselatuloidea P.M.McCarthy , Muelleria 7: 330 (1991). T: Cape Bruny, Tas., 7 Aug. 1971, G.C.Bratt 71/1089; holo: HO.  
  Thallus epilithic, rimose to areolate, grey-brown to greenish brown, smooth, matt to slightly glossy, 50–200 µm thick; areolae angular, plane to slightly convex, 0.2–1 mm wide; cracks with blackish walls. Algae broadly ellipsoidal to subglobose, 5–12 × 5–9 µm. Prothallus and basal layer not apparent. Perithecia convex to hemispherical, one-third to two-thirds immersed, 0.2–0.45 mm diam., dull black; apex concave to convex; ostiole brown, 30–100 µm wide. Involucrellum dimidiate or extending to exciple base level, 50–100 µm thick. Exciple 15–25 µm thick, pale to dark brown. Centrum 0.11–0.25 mm wide. Periphyses 25–45 × 1 µm. Asci 30–42 × 10–15 µm. Ascospores narrowly to broadly ellipsoidal, 8–13 × 4.5–8 µm.
  Known from maritime siliceous rocks in western and southern Tas. Also in New Zealand.  
  McCarthy (2001h)  

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