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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
Cladonia capitellata (Hook.f. & Taylor) C.Bab. var. capitellata
  in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Nov.-Zel. 2: 296 (1855); Cenomyce capitellata Hook.f. & Taylor, London J. Bot. 3: 652 (1844) as capillata. T: precise locality unknown, N.Z., J.D.Hooker; lecto: BM, fide D.J.Galloway, Fl. New Zealand Lichens 107 (1985).  
  Basal squamules evanescent, small, inconspicuous, 0.5–2 mm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., lobed, with crenate margins. Podetia growing from basal squamules, or dying at base, 1–5 tall, rarely to 8 cm, 0.5–2.5 mm diam., simple or branching near apices, cylindrical or subcylindrical, brittle when dry, escyphiferous, esorediate, yellowish green; branches erect, parallel, with open axils; apices open to interior of podetia, with marginal brown pycnidia or apothecia; cortex smooth, subcontinuous, areolate, occasionally squamulose near base. Apothecia terminal, single or clustered, small, 0.2–0.5 mm diam., convex, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K+ yellow or K-, KC+ yellow, P+ yellow. Usnic acid (major), thamnolic acid (major), ±barbatic acid in apothecia.
  Occurs in W.A., S.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in New Zealand; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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