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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 merochlorophaea Asahina
  J. Jap. Bot. 16: 713 (1940). T: not designated.  
  Basal squamules persistent, c. 1 mm diam., irregularly lobed, or 1–2 mm diam., 2–4 mm long, incised-crenate or lacinate-lobed. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 1–3, rarely to 4 cm tall, simple or with marginal scyphi, with or without squamules, dark green to brownish green; scyphi broad, to 5 mm diam., with areolate to warted cortex, with corticate granules on interior, or scyphi subwarted at base, becoming ecorticate with flattened corticate granules and granular soredia on and in scyphi, or densely covered with minute squamules. Apothecia uncommon, on margins of scyphi, 0.15–1.5 mm diam., convex, pedicellate, brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC+ transient red, P- or P+ red. Merochlorophaeic (major) and 4-O-methyl-cryptochlorophaeic (minor) acids, ±cryptochlorophaeic (trace), ±paludosic (trace) acids, ±fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids.
  Occurs in W.A., S.A., Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in Europe, North and South America, Japan and New Zealand; grows on soil, among moss or less commonly on wood.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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