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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 desquamescens (Fée) Zahlbr.

Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 83: 108 (1909)

Opegrapha desquamescens Fée, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 21: 24 (1874).

T: Brazil, locality unknown, A.Glaziou 5082 p.p.; lecto: M n.v., fide M.Wirth & M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 40: 12 (1978).

  Thallus off-white to pale grey, smooth, dull. Ascomata conspicuous, black, scattered or sometimes clustered, straight, curved or sinuous, simple or branched, 1–3 (–6) mm long, (0.10–) 0.15–0.20 mm wide, semi-immersed to sessile, with a thin sometimes evanescent thalline margin; lips closed or very slightly open. Proper exciple completely carbonised. Hymenium 80–100 µm thick, inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, transversely 6–8-locular, 25–35 × 6–9 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  Corticolous in Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.; also in Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, Japan and New Zealand.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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