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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
Pyrenula dermatodes (Borrer) Schaer.

Enum. Crit. Lich. Europ. 213 (1850)

Verrucaria dermatodes Borrer, in W.J.Hooker & J.Sowerby, Suppl. Engl. Bot. 1: pl. 2607, fig. 2 (1831).

T: Great Britain; holo: BM n.v.

Pyrenula micromma Shirley, Lich. Fl. Queensland 4: 180 (1890), nom. illeg.T: Qld, locality unknown; n.v.

Pyrenula annulata Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 1: 64 (1893). T: Black Spur, Vic., F.R.M.Wilson 1668; holo: G n.v.; iso: NSW n.v.

Verrucaria occulta C.Knight, Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., ser. 2, Bot. 1: 279 (1894); Pyrenula occulta (C.Knight) Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 2, App. 1: 94 (1894). T: New Zealand, C.Knight; holo: BM n.v.

Pyrenula chloroplaca Shirley, Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 1893: 219 (1894). T: St Crispins, Tas., W.A.Weymouth 114; lecto: BRI, fide G.Kantvilas, Pap. Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 122: 66 (1988).

Pseudopyrenula galactina Shirley, Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 1893: 219 (1894); Pyrenula galactina (Shirley) Kantvilas, Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 122: 66 (1988). T: St Crispins, Tas., W.A.Weymouth 113; holo: BRI.

[Pyrenula porinoides auct. non Ach.: J.Müller, Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 458 (1895)]

  Thallus yellowish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae, corticate. Ascomata solitary, subglobose, immersed or occasionally erumpent from the substratum, largely covered by the thallus, c. 0.3–0.8 mm diam. Ascomatal wall without crystals, to 100 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI–. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, 3-septate, fusiform, with rather pointed ends, grey to pale brown, 14–20 × 6–8 μm; lumina angular; terminal lumina separated from the exospore by an endospore layer.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus UV+ yellow or UV–; lichexanthone often detected with TLC.
  Occurs in eastern Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas. Almost cosmopolitan, mainly in temperate, oceanic regions; also in the montane tropics.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

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