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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
Graphis glaucescens Fée

Essai Crypt. Écorc. 36 (1825)

T: “Regio tropica” [South America]; lecto G n.v., fide M.Wirth & M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 40: 15 (1978).

  Thallus pale bluish green, farinose-sorediate. Ascomata inconspicuous, scattered, greyish white-pruinose, sessile, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, 1–3 (–5) mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple apically carbonised. Hymenium 80–100 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely 8–12-locular, 32–48 × 8–10 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  A rare, corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in Costa Rica, Dominica and South America.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

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