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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
Lithothelium hieroglyphicum Aptroot

Australas. Lichenol. 60: 36 (2007)

T: Middle Brother, Middle Brother State Forest, 31 km NE of Taree, N.S.W., 4 Jan. 1990, H.Streimann 43357; holo: CANB.

  Thallus brownish, somewhat oily in appearance, corticate. Ascomata densely aggregated in groups of irregular shape, to 4 mm long and 2 mm wide, with fused walls and separate ostioles, hemispherical, superficial on the substratum, not covered by the thallus, c. 0.4–0.9 mm wide; ostiole pale, usually apical. Hamathecium IKI+ blue. Asci 80–100 × 10–15 μm, with a sagittiform or rounded ocular chamber. Ascospores 8 per ascus, red-brown, regularly uniseriate, irregularly submuriform, with 5–10 locules, fusiform, with rounded ends, (15–) 17–19 (–22) × (6–) 7–8 μm; lumina mostly rounded, those of immature 1–3-septate hyaline ascospores rhomboidal to angular. Pycnidia abundant, black, 0.1–0.2 mm diam. Conidia filiform, curved, 15–25 × 0.5 μm.
  This corticolous endemic is known only from the type locality in north-eastern N.S.W.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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