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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 chlorophaea (Flörke ex Sommerf.) Sprengel
  in C.Linnaeus, ed. K.Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 16th [17th] edn, 4: 273 (1827); Cenomyce chlorophaea Flörke ex Sommerf., Suppl. Fl. Lapp. 130 (1826). T: Saltdalen, Nordland, Norway, Sommerfelt; syn.: O, fide S.Stenroos, Ann. Bot. Fenn. 25: 143 (1988).  
  Basal squamules persistent, 1–2 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., rounded, lobed, with crenate margins. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 1–4 cm tall, 1–2 mm diam., simple, scyphiferous; base of podetia warted to scaly, becoming ecorticate and coarsely granular-sorediate and occasionally minutely squamulose; scyphi broad, to 8 mm diam., with or without marginal scyphi, interior closed and coarsely granular-sorediate. Apothecia on margins of scyphi, 0.5–1.5 mm diam., convex, pedicellate, brown; rare in Australian specimens. CHEMISTRY: K-, or rarely K+ weak yellow, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids, rarely with atranorin (major).
  This cosmopolitan species occurs in W.A., S.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas., and also on Heard Is. and Macquarie Is.; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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