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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 cycasicola A.W.Archer & Elix

Australas. Lichenol. 61: 19 (2007)

T: Berry Springs Nature Park, 47 km S of Darwin, N.T., alt. 35 m, on Cycas armstrongii, 4 Aug. 2005, J.A.Elix 37306; holo: CANB.

Graphina palmicola Müll.Arg., Flora 70: 402 (1887), non Graphis palmicola Makhija & Adaw., Mycotaxon 91: 378 (2005). T: Trinity Bay, [Cairns], Qld, W.A.Sayer s.n.; holo: G; iso: MEL 515674.

  Thallus pale olive-green to pale fawn, smooth, dull. Ascomata conspicuous, scattered, simple, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, semi-immersed, with a thick conspicuous thalline margin almost completely covering the exciple, 1–4 (–5) mm long, 0.4–0.7 mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple completely carbonised. Hymenium 120–150 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 1 per ascus, muriform, 110–125 × 25–32 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species in northern N.T. and north-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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