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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 furcata Fée

Essai Crypt. Écorc. 40 (1825)

T: “Regio tropica” [South America]; holo: G n.v.

Graphis albissima Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 319 (1895). T: Qld, C.Knight 147; holo: G.

  Thallus pale greyish white to pale fawn, thin, smooth, slightly glossy. Ascomata black, conspicuous, sessile, simple, sinuous, 1–3 mm long, 0.15–0.25 mm wide, with an inconspicuous basal thalline margin; lips closed. Proper exciple laterally carbonised. Hymenium 75–100 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate, transversely (8–) 10–12-locular, 20–35 (–40) × 6–8 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  Corticolous in eastern Qld, N.S.W. and Vic.; also in Central and South America, Angola, the Philippines and Lord Howe Island.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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