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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 insulana (Müll.Arg.) Lücking & Sipman

in R.Lücking, J.L.Chaves, H.J.M.Sipman, L.Umaña & A.Aptroot, Fieldiana (Bot.)46: 84(2008)

Graphina insulana Müll.Arg., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 4: 56 (1883).

T: Viti Leva [Levu], Fiji, 30 Nov. 1875, coll. unknown; holo: G.

Graphina subtartarea Müll.Arg., Flora 70: 402 (1887). T: Trinity Bay, [Cairns], Qld, W.A.Sayer s.n.;holo: G.

  Thallus off-white, thin, smooth, dull. Ascomata black, numerous, semi-immersed, with a slightly raised thalline margin, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, 1–3 (–4) mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple laterally carbonised, sometimes with the base almost closed. Hymenium (100–) 125–150 (–175) µm thick, inspersed. Ascospores 1 per ascus, densely muriform, 75–120 × 20–32 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  A very rare, corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in Fiji and Costa Rica.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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