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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 moniliformis Kantvilas & Elix
  Mycotaxon 29: 199 (1987). T: N of Sentinel Ra., c. 4 km SE of Mt Cullen, Tas., G.Kantvilas 169/86 & J.Jarman; holo: HO, iso: BM, CANB, MEL.  
  Pseudopodetia loosely clustered, very fragile when dry, hollow, mottled yellow-brown to dark brown to black. Sterile pseudopodetia decumbent or ascending, very inflated, bulbous or cylindrical, irregularly constricted, particularly at axils and at base and forming necklace-like chains when well-developed, to 80 mm long and 12 mm wide, matt or glossy, simple or sparingly branched, often with numerous small lobules; apices obtuse or tapering and ending in brown-black spines; perforations sparse, mostly on lower surface, variable in size, often torn open and gaping. Fertile pseudopodetia ascending to erect, rather slender, 2–4 mm wide, 4–50 mm long, tapering evenly, richly branched and perforated towards apex. Inner-medulla absent. Apothecia often clustered, solitary or tiered, to 0.15 mm wide, shiny, black. Ascospores ellipsoidal, sometimes tapered at one end, 8–10 × 2.5–4.0 µm. Pycnidia narrowly cylindrical, superficial on sterile pseudopodetia, black. Conidia 5 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: thallus K-, C-, KC-, P-. Homosekikaic, ramalinolic and sekikaic acids.
  Endemic in Tas.; grows on the ground.  
  Filson (1992b)  

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