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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 neoculata Aptroot

Australas. Lichenol. 60: 38 (2007)

Anthracothecium oculatum Müll.Arg., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 23: 404 (1891), non Pyrenula oculata A.Singh & Upreti (1987).

T: Brisbane, Qld, F.M.Bailey 509; holo: G.

[Anthracothecium variolosum auct. non (Pers.) Müll.Arg.: J.Müller, Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 459 (1895)]

  Thallus brownish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae, corticate. Ascomata solitary, subglobose, erumpent from the substratum, mainly or partly covered by the thallus, c. 0.7–1.7 mm diam. Ascomatal wall with crystals, to 300 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale to black. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI+ orange. Ascospores 2 per ascus, densely muriform, fusiform, with rounded ends, grey to brown, 80–140 × 30–40 μm; lumina rounded.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Widespread in moist areas of eastern Qld and N.S.W.; also on Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Mainly Palaeotropical (but as far north as Japan), usually in lowland forest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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