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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
Letrouitia coralloidea (Müll.Arg.) Hafellner

Nova Hedwigia 35: 671 (1983)

Patellaria domingensis var. coralloidea Müll.Arg., Flora 65: 488 (1882); — Lecidea domingensis var. coralloidea (Müll.Arg.) Shirley, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 6: 76 (1889); — Bombyliospora domingensis var. coralloidea (Müll.Arg.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 7: 52 (1930).

T: Toowoomba, Qld, C.H.Hartmann; holo: G; iso: G, W n.v.

  Thallus olive-greenish to pale orange, thin, smooth or moderately cracked in part, sorediate; isidia absent. Soralia laminal, irregular, usually elongate; soredia 20–50 μm diam., greenish orange to pale orange, K+ purple, eventually becoming ±corticate in part and forming coralloid pseudoisidia. Apothecia and conidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ purple; containing fragilin (major), parietin (minor), ±emodin (trace), ±5-chloroemodin (trace), ±7-chloroemodin (trace), ±7-chloroparietinic acid (trace), ±7-chlorofallacinal (trace), ±7-chloroteloschistin (trace), ±fragilin bisanthrone (trace), ±physcoin bisanthrone (trace).
  Grows on bark in subtropical and tropical forest in eastern Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also reported from Vic., although that record cannot be confirmed. Known from Asia and Papua New Guinea.  
  Elix (2009k)  

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