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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 eluteriae Spreng.

Anleit. Kenntn. Gew. 3: 351 (1804)

T: Indonesia, locality unknown, K.P.J.Sprengel; holo: L.

Trypethelium eluteriae var. citrinum (Eschw.) Müll.Arg., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 6: 393 (1885); Astrothelium varium var. citrinum Eschw., in C.F.P. von Martius, Fl. Bras. 1: 162 (1833). T: Brazil, locality unknown, C.F.P. von Martius; lecto: M n.v., fide R.C.Harris, Acta Amazon. (Suppl.) 14: 73 (‘1984’) [1986].

Trypethelium medians Harm., Bull. Soc. Sci. Nancy, sér. 3, 12: 142 (1911). T: [Qld] R.P.Pionnier; n.v. [probably collected in New Caledonia and mis-labelled “Australia” (R.B.Filson, Index to Type Specimens of Australian Lichens: 1800–1984 298, 299 (1986)]

[Trypethelium platystomum auct. non Mont.: J.Harmand, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nancy, sér. 3, 12: 142 (1911)]

[Trypethelium papillosum auct. non Ach.: J.Müller, Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 461 (1895)]

  Thallus green to yellowish, smooth to somewhat bullate. Ascomata completely immersed in pseudostromata. Pseudostromata irregularly raised, cream-coloured, with yellow to orange, K+ purple and UV+ red pigment. Hamathecium not inspersed. Ascospores 9–13-septate, 37–52 × 8–11 μm.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus UV–, K–; pseudostromata containing yellow to orange, K+ purple, UV+ red anthraquinone.
  A common, corticolous species in forest habitats across northern W.A., N.T. and eastern Qld. Pantropical, mostly in open, lowland areas.  
  Aptroot (2009d)  

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