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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
Thecaria quassiicola Fée

Essai Crypt. Écorc. 97 (1825), as quassiaecola

Phaeographina quassiicola (Fée) Müll.Arg., Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 29(8): 47 (1887), as quassiaecola; — Graphis quassiicola (Fée) Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn., ser. A, 15(6): 197 (1921), as quassiaecola.

T: Madagascar, locality unknown, A.A. du Petit-Thouars; holo: G.

Graphina pyelodes F.Wilson, in F.M.Bailey, Bot. Bull. Dept Agric. Queensland 7: 32 (1891). T: Blackall Range, Qld, F.R.M.Wilson s.n.; not located.

  Thallus pale fawn, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, pale grey, numerous, scattered, sessile, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, 0.5–3.0 (–4.0) mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, 0.5–0.6 mm tall; lips initially closed, opening to expose the white-pruinose disc. Proper exciple thick, completely carbonised, with a thin complete thalline margin. Hymenium 150–200 (–250) µm thick. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, pale brown, muriform, 18–23 × 2–6-locular, (65–) 75–100 × (18–) 22–28 µm.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  Occurs in eastern Qld; also in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Norfolk Island.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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