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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 vinosa Müll.Arg.

Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 318 (1895)

T: Thursday Island, Qld, 1887, C.Knight 341; lecto: G, fide A.W.Archer, Telopea 8: 285 (1999).

  Thallus off-white to pale fawn, thin, smooth, dull. Ascomata numerous, scattered, black, inconspicuous, thin, straight, curved or sinuous, occasionally branched, semi-immersed to sessile, 0.5–4.0 mm long, 0.10–0.15 (–0.30) mm wide, with a conspicuous thalline margin; lips smooth, initially closed, becoming slightly open. Proper exciple laterally carbonised. Hymenium 100–125 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely (10–) 12–14-locular, 40–50 × (6–) 8–10 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  An endemic, corticolous species in northern N.T. and in the Torres Strait, north-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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