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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
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Phyllopsora foliata (Stirt.) Zahlbr. var. foliata

Cat. Lich. Univ. 4: 397(1926).

Lecidea foliata Stirt., Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 17: 71 (1881).

T: Brisbane, Qld, F.M.Bailey 156;lecto: GLAM n.v., fide R.W.Rogers, Austrobaileya 1: 504 (1982); isolecto: BRI.

Lecidea foliata var. atrovirens C.Knight, in J.Shirley, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 6: 166 (1889); — Phyllopsora foliata var. atrovirens (C.Knight) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 4: 397(1926). T: locality unknown, Qld, F.M.Bailey 13; holo: BRI.

  Thallus squamulose to subfoliose; subfoliose thalli to more than 3 cm wide. Prothallus thick, usually well developed, white. Squamules small, 0.1–0.3 mm wide, ±compressed and forming a ±placodioid crust, lacinulate, imbricate, plane to convex, pale yellow to yellow-brown or pale green, glabrous or finely pubescent along the margins; isidia absent. Lacinules imbricate, ±coralloid. Upper cortex of type 2, 15–20 μm thick. Apothecia common, rounded to irregular, ±conglomerate, 0.6–1.4 mm wide, plane to moderately convex, tan to reddish brown or orange-pink, with a paler margin that is reduced or excluded in convex apothecia. Proper exciple colourless. Epihymenium colourless. Hypothecium straw-yellow to golden yellow. Ascospores simple, narrowly ellipsoidal to fusiform, 11–20 × 2–3 μm. Pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Cortex and medulla K–, C–, KC–, P–; no lichen substances detected.
  Common on bark and moist rocks in rainforest and coastal forest in eastern Qld, N.S.W. and eastern Vic. Also on Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.  
  Elix (2009h)  

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