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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 pertricosa Kremp.
  Verh. K. K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 30: 332 (1881). T: without precise locality, Australia, coll. unknown; holo: M; iso: MEL.  
  Basal squamules inconspicuous, persistent or evanescent, 2–3 mm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., or rarely conspicuous, persistent, 3–6 mm long, 1–3 mm diam., irregularly lobed, with somewhat crenate margins, esorediate. Podetia growing from surface or margins of basal squamules, or often dying at base, 1–3 cm tall, with fertile podetia 0.5–1.0 mm diam. and sterile podetia 0.2–0.5 mm diam., much branched, with open or closed axils, mainly irregular dichotomous branching, somewhat polytomous towards apices, escyphiferous, esorediate, occasionally squamulose, greyish white; apices dark brown, subulate in sterile podetia; cortex smooth becoming subwarted to warted towards apices. Apothecia terminal, clustered, 0.2–0.4 mm diam., discoid, flat to slightly concave, brown to dark brown. Pycnidia terminal, to 0.2 × 0.1 mm, cylindrical, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K+ yellow, KC-, P- or P+ yellow. Thamnolic (major) acid with barbatic (major) acid in the apothecia, or rarely squamatic (major) and consquamatic (major) acids.
  Occurs in SA, Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic., and Tas.; also in New Zealand; grows on soil among moss, often on exposed rocks.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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