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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 vestitoides (Fink) Staiger

Biblioth. Lichenol. 85: 263 (2002)

Graphina vestitoides Fink, Mycologia 19: 218 (1927).

T: Porto Rico [Puerto Rico], B.Fink; lecto: MICH n.v., fide M.Wirth & M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 40: 44 (1978).

[Graphina acharii auct. non (Fée) Müll.Arg.: A.W.Archer, Mycotaxon 77: 154 (2001)].


Thallus off-white, smooth, dull. Ascomata numerous, conspicuous, scattered, sulcate, sessile, straight, curved or sinuous, occasionally branched, 2–5 (–7) mm long, 0.25–0.50 mm wide, covered by a thin thalline veil. Proper exciple thick, completely carbonised. Hymenium 150–200 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 4–6 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, (20–) 24–28 × 2–3-locular, the terminal locules muriform, (90–) 100–145 × 12–16 µm, I+ blue.

CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.

  A corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in Brazil and the Caribbean.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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