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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
Laurera meristospora (Mont. & Bosch) Zahlbr.

Cat. Lich. Univ. 1: 505 (1922)

Trypethelium meristosporum Mont. & Bosch, in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Junghuhn. 4: 487 (1855).

T: Java, [Indonesia], F.W.Junghuhn; iso: L.

Laurera chrysocarpa (Müll.Arg.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 1: 503 (1922); Bathelium chrysocarpum Müll.Arg., Hedwigia 30: 54 (1891). T: Bellenden Ker, [Qld], 1889, F.M.Bailey 65; holo: G n.v.; iso: BRI (2 specimens).

  Ascomata 0.7–2.0 mm diam. Hamathecium yellowish, inspersed with oil droplets. Ascospores 8 per ascus, 120–220 × 25–40 μm, irregularly biseriate, colourless, constricted at the markedly thickened median septum.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus and pseudostroma UV– or UV+ yellow, K–, with or without lichexanthone or 1,8-dihydroxy-3,6-dimethoxyxanthone.
  Rather common on bark in north-eastern Qld. Palaeotropical, most common in lowland forest.  
  Aptroot (2009d)  

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