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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 homosekikaica Nuno
  J. Jap. Bot. 50: 294 (1975). T: Mt Rausu-dake, Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan, M.Togashi 7075; holo: TNS.  
  Basal squamules small, 3 mm long, 1 mm diam., rounded or irregularly incised-lobate, crowded, esorediate. Podetia growing from upper surface of basal squamules, 1–2.5 cm tall, with the base 1–3 mm diam., simple, scyphiferous; cortex warted at base, becoming ecorticate and floury to granular-sorediate on upper part of podetia; syphi broad, 2–5 mm diam., closed, with entire or dentate margins, with granular-sorediate interior, rarely with marginal scyphi. Apothecia marginal on scyphi, brown; not seen in Australian specimens. Pycnidia on margins of scyphi, papilliform, sessile, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major), protocetraric (trace), homosekikaic (major) and sekikaic (trace) acids.
  Occurs in N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.; also in Japan, Canada, U.S.A., Guatemala, Honduras and Iceland and Europe; grows on soil.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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