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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 nornotaticum (A.W.Archer & Elix) A.W.Archer

Telopea 11: 75 (2005)

Phaeographis nornotatica A.W.Archer & Elix, Mycotaxon 72: 93 (1999).

T: Llankelly Ck, McIlwraith Ra., 9 km NE of Coen, Qld, 18 Oct. 1995, H.Streimann 56937; holo: CANB.

  Thallus fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, scattered, sessile, black, straight, curved or sinuous, occasionally branched, with a conspicuous thalline margin, open, 1–4 (–6) mm long, 0.5–0.7 (–0.9) mm wide, 0.4–0.5 mm tall. Disc black, finely white-pruinose. Proper exciple completely carbonised, laterally thin, tapering towards the base; base c. 250 µm thick. Hymenium c. 100 µm thick. Ascospores irregularly biseriate, cylindrical with rounded ends, 6-locular, 21–25 × 6–7 µm.
CHEMISTRY: 4-O-demethylnotatic acid [nornotatic acid] (major), hypoprotocetraric acid (minor).
  A rare, corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in the Solomon Islands.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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