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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 levieri Jatta

Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1910: 258 (1911)

Hafellia levieri (Jatta) Pusswald & Kantvilas, in W.Pusswald, G.Kantvilas & H.Mayrhofer, Muelleria8: 138 (1994).

T: “ad truncos prope Geeveston, [Tas.], alt. 800 p [240 m]”, W.A.Weymouth s.n.; holo: NAP n.v.

  Thallus corticolous or lignicolous, 1–4 cm wide, thin, continuous to rimose and areolate, whitish, grey-white or pale yellow-grey, uneven to weakly verrucose. Prothallus black or not apparent. Apothecia scattered, 0.2–0.8 mm wide, sessile; disc black, epruinose, plane or slightly concave; margin black, thick and inrolled when young, moderately thick at maturity, persistent. Proper exciple dark red-brown, paler in the inner part. Epihymenium 10–20 μm thick, brown, K–. Hymenium 100–150 μm thick, inspersed with oil droplets. Hypothecium 40–60 μm thick, dark brown. Asci 8-spored, occasionally with fewer ascospores. Ascospores 1-septate, 30–38 × 12–16 μm, with strong subapical and septal wall thickenings; outer wall smooth. Pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, C–, KC–, P–; no lichen substances detected.
  Occurs on bark and wood in hinterland forest in W.A., Qld, N.S.W. and Tas. Also in South America.  
  Elix (2009l)  

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