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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 solicola P.M.McCarthy
  Mycotaxon 59: 475 (1996). T: Johnnies Plain, Mount Kosciuszko National Park, N.S.W., 2 Dec.1992, G.Kantvilas 435/92 & J.A.Elix; holo: HO.  
  Thallus terricolous, grey-green, rimose to areolate, matt, smooth to minutely uneven, 30–70 (–120) µm thick, ecorticate; areolae 0.1–0.25 (–0.4) mm wide. Algae globose, (4–) 6–10 (–15) µm diam. Prothallus and basal layer not apparent. Perithecia one-third to three-quarters immersed, 0.11–0.25 mm diam., black; apex usually rounded, occasionally slightly flattened; ostiole inconspicuous or in a shallow 20 µm wide depression. Involucrellum absent. Exciple black and 35–60 µm thick near the apex, grey-brown to dark olive-brown and 15–25 µm thick at the base. Centrum 0.08–0.2 mm wide. Periphyses 20–30 × 1.5–2.5 µm. Asci 48–60 × 14–18 µm. Ascospores elongate-ellipsoidal, often slightly broader towards the distal end, 11–20 × 4.5–7.5 µm.
  Known only from the type locality at an altitude of 1750 m in alpine N.S.W.; grows on moist soil in solifluction hollow in alpine bog/grassland.  
  McCarthy (2001h)  

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