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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 floerkeana (Fr.) Flörke
  De Cladon. 99 (1828); Coenomyce floerkeana Fr.. T: not designated.  
  Basal squamules small, inconspicuous, 1–2 mm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., slightly lobed. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 0.5–2, rarely to 2.5 cm tall, 0.5–1, rarely to 2 mm diam., simple or sparingly branched near apices, escyphiferous, corticate or lower half of podetia and below apothecia corticate, the remainder ecorticate and minutely squamulose or granular-sorediate; sterile podetia subulate; cortex scabrose to subwarted. Apothecia common, terminal, 1–2 mm diam., convex, red. CHEMISTRY: K+ yellow or K-, KC-, P+ yellow or P-. Barbatic (major), 4-O-demethyl barbatic (trace), didymic (major) and condidymic (trace) acids, ±thamnolic acid (major).
  Occurs in all States and mainland Territories except W.A. and N.T. and also on Norfolk Is., Europe, eastern North America and Papaua New Guinea; grows on dead or burnt wood or soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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