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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 mundula P.M.McCarthy var. mundula
  Lichenologist 27: 113 (1995). off Wards River–Berrico trig. road, Karuah R., 19 km W of Stratford, Chichester State Forest [Northern Tablelands], N.S.W., 9 Feb. 1991, P.M.McCarthy 517; holo: MEL.  
  Thallus epilithic, diffuse to determinate, continuous to sparingly rimose, matt, smooth to minutely uneven, medium green to greenish black, 15–40 µm thick, ecorticate. Algae globose, 4–12 µm diam. Prothallus and basal layer not apparent. Perithecia subglobose, one-third immersed to superficial, 0.12–0.2 mm diam., dull to glossy black; apex usually rounded; ostiole inconspicuous or in a 20–40 µm wide depression. Involucrellum contiguous with the exciple, brown-black in section, 25–35 µm thick. Exciple 15–20 µm thick, usually hyaline to pale brown. Centrum 0.08–0.11 mm wide. Periphyses 15–24 × 1–2 µm. Ascospores narrowly to broadly ellipsoidal, subpanduriform, subcylindrical, obovate or subglobose. Asci c. 35–40 × 13–16 µm; ascospores 8.5–14.5 × 3.5–7.5 µm .
  The more common of the two varieties, it is found along the Great Dividing Range from north-eastern Qld to south-eastern N.S.W. and in eastern Tas. Also in Lord Howe Is. and Rarotonga (Cook Is.).  
  McCarthy (2001h)  

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