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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
Phaeographis platycarpa Müll.Arg.

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 284 (1894)

T: Usambara, Deutsche Ost-Afrika [Tanzania], 1894, C.H.E.W.Holst 925; holo: G.

Phaeographis nardiensis A.W.Archer, Telopea 9: 674 (2001). T: Mount Nardi, c. 28 km N of Lismore, N.S.W., 4 Nov. 1998, A.W.Archer G285; holo: NSW.

  Thallus pale fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, black, subsessile to sessile, open, 0.25–0.50 mm wide, with a conspicuous thalline margin, in 2–5 mm wide clusters of intricately branched lirellae. Disc black, finely white-pruinose. Proper exciple absent. Hymenium 125–175 µm thick, not inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, pale brown, 6–8-locular, (20–) 28–36 × 7–9 µm.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  Corticolous in eastern Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also in Brazil and Tanzania.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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