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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
Buellia curatellae Malme

Ark. Bot. 21A: 18 (1927)

Hafellia curatellae (Malme) Marbach, Biblioth. Lichenol. 74: 255 (2000).

T: Aricá, near Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, “in cortice Curatellae americanae, in cerrado subruderali”, 19 Nov. 1893, G.O.A.Malme 2012 (Lich. Austroamer. Herb. Regnell. 132); lecto: S, fide S.R.Singh & D.D.Awasthi, Biol. Mem. 6: 176 (1981).

  Thallus corticolous or lignicolous, 1–4 cm wide, thin, membranous, finely rimose to deeply rimose and areolate, whitish, grey-white to grey or pale yellow-brown, weakly to markedly verrucose. Prothallus black or not apparent. Apothecia common, 0.1–0.7 mm wide, moderately immersed to sessile; disc black, epruinose, plane to convex; margin black, thick, narrow, or excluded in convex apothecia. Proper exciple brown-black, with or without a paler inner part. Epihymenium 10–15 μm thick, olive-brown or blackish green, K+ clear yellow-green, olive or K–. Hymenium 60–100 μm thick, inspersed with oil droplets. Hypothecium 80–120 μm thick, greenish black to dark olive-brown. Asci 8-spored. Ascospores 1-septate, 15–22 × 6–8 μm, with weak to moderately strong subapical wall thickenings; outer wall smooth or weakly ornamented. Pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ red, P+ yellow or yellow-orange; containing norstictic acid (major), connorstictic acid (minor or trace).
  This pantropical-subtropical species occurs on bark and wood in coastal and inland forest and woodland in W.A., Qld and N.S.W. Also in South America, Africa, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and the Hawaiian Islands.  
  Elix (2009l)  

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