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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
Hemithecium aphanes (Mont. & Bosch) M.Nakan. & Kashiw.

Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus. Tokyo, B, 29: 88 (2003)

Graphis aphanes Mont. & Bosch, in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Junghuhn. 4: 474 (1855).

T: Java, [Indonesia], J.E.Teysmann; syn: L n.v.

Graphis vermifera Müll.Arg., Flora 70: 401 (1887). T: Trinity Bay, [Cairns], Qld, W.A.Sayer; holo: G.

  Thallus off-white to pale olive-green, thin, smooth, dull. Ascomata sessile, conspicuous, off-white, straight, curved or sinuous, very rarely branched, with a thalline margin, 1–6 (–10) mm long, 0.3–0.5 (–0.6) mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple brown to orange-brown, complete, rarely open just at the base. Hymenium 125–175 µm thick, I+ blue. Ascospores 8 per ascus, transversely 15–24-locular, 80–95 × 10–11 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Stictic acid.
  A corticolous species in eastern Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also in India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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