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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 procellarum A.Massal.

Mem. Imp. Reale Ist. Veneto Sci. 10: 64 (1861)

Rinodina procellarum (A.Massal.) H.Mayrhofer, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 79: 522 (1984); Hafellia procellarum (A.Massal.) H.Mayrhofer & Sheard, Bryologist 95: 87 (1992).

T: Cape Bonae Spei [Cape of Good Hope], South Africa, H.Wawra s.n.; holo: VER n.v.; iso: W.

Buellia macrospora Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 1: 51 (1893). T: Vic., locality unknown, 1892, F.R.M.Wilson 123; holo: G.

Buellia macrosporoides Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 642 (1895). T: Thursday Island, Qld, 1887, C.Knight 210; lecto: G n.v., fide H.Mayrhofer, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 79: 522 (1984).

  Thallus saxicolous, 1–4 cm wide, thin, continuous to rimose or areolate, white, yellow-white, yellow-grey or grey, smooth. Prothallus brown-black, black or absent. Apothecia common, 0.2–1.2 mm wide, sessile, but occasionally slightly immersed; disc black, epruinose, plane or convex; margin black, moderately thick, persistent. Proper exciple dark brown to black. Epihymenium 10–20 μm thick, brown, K–. Hymenium 80–110 μm thick, inspersed with oil droplets. Hypothecium 60–75 μm thick, dark brown. Asci 4- or 6-spored or with fewer than 4 ascospores. Ascospores 1-septate, 22–40 × 10–18 μm, with strong subapical and septal wall thickenings; outer wall moderately strongly ornamented. Conidia bacilliform, 5–7 × c. 1 μm.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow, C–, P+ yellow; containing atranorin (major), diploicin (major), isofulgidin (minor), fulgidin (minor or trace).
  Very common on rocks in coastal and hinterland areas of S.A., Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas. Also in South Africa.  
  Elix (2009l)  

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