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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
Glyphis cicatricosa Ach.

Syn. Meth. Lich. 107 (1814)

Graphis cicatricosa (Ach.) Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn., ser. A, 15(6): 265 (1921).

T: Guinea, on Codaria acutifolia, A.Afzelius (?); holo: H-ACH 887 n.v.

Glyphis verruculosa Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 2: 457 (1923); — Glyphis verrucosa C.Knight, in J.Shirley, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 6: 214 (1889), nom. illeg., non Glyphis verrucosa Mont. & Bosch, in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Junghuhn. 4: 489 (1855). T: Sankeys Scrub, [Brisbane], Qld, J.Shirley 494; holo: WELT.

Glyphis favulosa Ach. var. depauperata Müll.Arg., Hedwigia 30: 54 (1891); Glyphis cicatricosa Ach. var. depauperata (Müll.Arg.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 2: 456 (1923). T: Bellenden Ker, Qld, 1889, F.M.Bailey 549 p.p.; holo: G.

[Glyphis cribosa auct. non Fée: F.M.Bailey, Bot. Bull. Dept Agric. Queensland 4: 32 (1891)].

  Thallus pale greenish fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata lirelliform, immersed in conspicuous raised white stromata. Stromata rounded, oval or distorted-ellipsoidal, 1.5–4.0 mm wide, black with a thin white coating. Lirellae numerous, open, initially rounded, becoming elongate and irregular in outline, finally richly branched, crowded and covering the surface of the stromata, 01–0.2 mm wide; disc dark reddish brown, epruinose. Proper exciple completely carbonised and continuous in the stromata. Hymenium 120–160 µm thick. Hypothecium black. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, transversely 8–12-locular, (32–) 40–55 × 8–12 µm.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  Corticolous in northern N.T., eastern Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also in south-eastern U.S.A., Central and South America, South and East Asia, the Pacific (including Norfolk Island) and New Zealand.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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