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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
Leiorreuma exaltatum (Mont. & Bosch) Staiger

Biblioth. Lichenol. 85: 298 (2002)

Lecanactis exaltata Mont. & Bosch, in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Junghuhn. 4: 475 (1855); — Phaeographis exaltata (Mont. & Bosch) Müll.Arg., Flora 65: 381 (1882).

T: Java, [Indonesia], F.W.Junghuhn; lecto: L n.v., fide M.Wirth & M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 40: 27 (1978).

  Thallus pale fawn, thin, smooth, slightly glossy. Ascomata initially fissurine, becoming lirelliform, conspicuous, black, scattered, open, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, immersed to subsessile, 1–5 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, with a variably conspicuous raised thalline margin. Disc black, faintly white-pruinose. Proper exciple completely carbonised, with a thick base and thin sides. Hymenium 100–150 (–200) µm thick. Ascospores biseriate, 6-locular, 20–33 × 8–10 (–11) µm.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  This common, corticolous species is known from eastern Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.; also in the Neotropics, the eastern Palaeotropics, the Pacific and New Zealand.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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