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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 luluensis A.W.Archer

Mycotaxon 89: 326 (2004)

T: Lulu I., New Georgia Group, Western Province, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug. 1965, D.J.Hill 8667; holo: BM.

  Thallus pale fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, numerous, crowded, immersed to semi-immersed, curved and sinuous, sometimes branched, 1.5–4.0 mm long, 0.1–0.2 mm wide; lips closed, sometimes opening slightly. Proper exciple completely carbonised. Hymenium 100–120 µm thick, inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely 6–8-locular, 25–32 × 6–8 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Stictic acid (major), norstictic acid (minor), constictic acid (trace).
  A very rare, corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in the Solomon Islands.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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