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Tephromela brisbanensis (Zahlbr.) Kalb

Biblioth. Lichenol. 88: 319 (2004)

Lecanora brisbanensis Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 5: 400 (1928), nom. nov. pro L. subimmersa Müll.Arg., Hedwigia 33: 124 (1893), non L. subimmersa Vain. (1890).

T: Brisbane, Qld, 1891, F.M.Bailey 93; holo: G.

  Thallus crustose, continuous or becoming rimose, areolate and rugulose with age, white or, rarely, pale grey, to 1 cm wide, 0.2–0.3 mm thick. Areolae angular to irregular, 0.1–0.3 mm wide, plane and smooth to weakly convex, lacking isidia and soredia. Prothallus not apparent. Apothecia common, scattered, innate at first, then adnate and ultimately emergent, not constricted at the base, 0.5–2.5 mm wide; disc plane or ±undulate, ±round, glossy black, epruinose; thalline exciple very irregular, usually reduced or absent; proper exciple poorly defined, 50–100 µm thick. Epihymenium violet-black. Hymenium reddish purple, 50–70 µm thick. Hypothecium pale yellow-brown, 50–100 µm thick. Ascospores simple, ellipsoidal, thick-walled, 9–12 × 6.0–7.5 µm. Conidia filiform, straight, 10–15 × 1.0–1.5 µm.
CHEMISTRY: Cortex and medulla K+ yellow, C–, KC–, P– or P+ pale yellow; containing atranorin (major).
  This rare, endemic species occurs in south-eastern Qld and southern N.S.W.; grows on bark in coastal and hinterland forests.  
  Elix (2009j)  

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