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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
Acanthothecis aquilonia A.W.Archer & Elix

Australas. Lichenol. 63: 26 (2008)

T: Gungarre Forest Walk, South Alligator, Kakadu Natl Park, N.T., 12°40’36”S, 132°28’44”E, alt. 30 m, on tree trunk in lowland monsoon forest, 10 Aug. 2005, J.A.Elix 37858; holo: CANB.

  Thallus off-white to pale ash-grey, flakey, smooth, somewhat glossy. Ascomata irregularly disciform, inconspicuous, scattered, immersed, with an irregular raised thalline margin,
0.5–1.0 mm diam. Proper exciple pale, indistinct, not carbonised; disc white-pruinose. Hymenium 100–130 µm thick. Ascospores 8 per ascus, elongate, sometimes tapering at one end, transversely 28–35-locular, 80–100 × 8–10 µm, I–; locules cylindrical.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  A very rare, corticolous species, known only from the type locality in northern N.T.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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