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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
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Pyrenula massariospora (Starbäck) R.C.Harris

Lichenologist 33: 501 (2001)

Clypeosphaeria massariospora Starbäck, Bih. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 25, Afd. 3(1): 62 (1899).

T: locality unknown; holo: n.v.

[Pyrenula warmingii auct. non (Kremp.) Müll.Arg.: J.Müller, Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 457 (1895)]

[Pyrenula rubrostoma auct. non R.C.Harris: P.M.McCarthy, Muelleria 8: 33 (1993)]


  Thallus brownish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae, corticate. Ascomata solitary, conical, erumpent from the substratum, exposed, the sides rarely covered by the thallus, c. 0.5–1.0 mm diam. Ascomatal wall lacking crystals, to 300 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium inspersed with oil droplets, IKI+ blue. Ascospores 8 per ascus, regularly uniseriate, 3-septate, fusiform, with rounded or pointed ends, pale brown, 18–25 × 6–9 μm; lumina angular; terminal lumina separated from the exospore by an endospore layer; old ascospores constricted at the septa.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Occurs in eastern Qld, N.S.W. and Tas.; also on Norfolk Island. Pantropical to southern-temperate, mostly found in lowland forest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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