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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
Cladia inflata (F.Wilson) D.J.Galloway
  Nova Hedwigia 28: 476 (1977); Cladonia aggregata var. inflata F.Wilson, Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 1892–1893: 153 (1893). T: Maria Is., Tas., R.A.Bastow; lecto: NSW 2084, fide D.Galloway, Nova Hedwigia 28: 476 (1977).  
  Pseudopodetia loosely clustered, to 7 cm tall, hollow, fragile when dry; perforations elliptic, scattered, mostly on lower side, straw yellow, greenish brown to brownish black. Sterile pseudopodetia erect, ascending, or occasionally prostrate, stout, inflated, regularly tapered towards apex, sparsely dichotomously branched; branches often terminating in cilia-like spines. Fertile pseudopodetia similar to sterile pseudopodetia but more richly branched and perforated. Apothecia rare, solitary or sparingly aggregate, to 0.24 mm wide, slightly concave or flat, brownish black. Ascospores 10–12 × 5 µm, tapering at one end. Conidia 5 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: thallus K-, C-, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric, barbatic and fatty acids.
  Occurs in W.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas., also in New Zealand.  
  Filson (1992b)  

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