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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 aurita Eschw.

Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 1: 90 (1833)

T: Pará, Brazil, coll. unknown; holo: M n.v.

Graphis persulcata Stirt., Proc. Roy. Philos. Soc. Glasgow 11: 315 (1879). T: “lowland localities”, India, coll. unknown; holo: BM n.v.

  Thallus off-white to ash-grey, smooth, dull. Ascomata scattered, sessile, sulcate, straight, curved or sinuous, often branched (sometimes intricately), with a thalline margin, 1–4 mm long, 0.1–0.2 mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple completely carbonised. Hymenium 100–120 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely 8–10-locular, 26–38 × 5–6 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  An uncommon, corticolous species in Qld and N.S.W.; also in Brazil and India.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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