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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 elegans (Borrer ex Sm.) Ach.

Syn. Meth. Lich. 85 (1814)

Opegrapha elegans Borrer ex Sm., in J.E.Smith & J.Sowerby, Engl. Bot. 26: t. 1812 (1808); — Aulacographa elegans (Borrer ex Sm.) Leight., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2, 13: 389 (1854).

T: Sussex, England, W.Borrer s.n.; holo: BM n.v..

  Thallus off-white to very pale fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, sessile, simple, straight, curved or sinuous, 1–5 mm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide; lips closed, with a negligible thalline margin. Proper exciple laterally or almost completely carbonised, sulcate, with 1 or 2 grooves on either side of the slit (additional grooves visible in vertical section). Hymenium 125–150 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely 10–14-locular, 35–70 × 9–12 (–15) µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  This cosmopolitan, corticolous species is known from south-western W.A., eastern Qld and N.S.W.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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