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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
Trypethelium aeneum (Eschw.) Zahlbr.

in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam.,1, 1: 70 (1903)

Verrucaria aenea Eschw., in C.F.P.von Martius, Icon. Sel. Pl. Crypt. 2: 15, t. 4, fig. 3 (1828).

T: Caetité, Bahia, Brazil, C.F.P. von Martius; holo: M n.v.

  Thallus orange, smooth. Ascomata largely immersed in pseudostromata. Pseudostromata not or a little raised, often completely covered by the thallus. Hamathecium not inspersed. Ascospores 3-septate, 20–27 × 7–10 μm.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus and pseudostromata UV+ red, K+ purple; containing anthraquinone.
  Occurs on the branches of trees and shrubs in coastal N.T. and eastern Qld. Pantropical, mostly in open, lowland habitats.  
  Aptroot (2009d)  

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