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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 pyxidata (L.) Hoffm.
  Deutschl. Fl. 2: 121 (1796); Lichen pyxidatus L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1151 (1753). T: not designated. ****Cladonia conchata Nyl., Syn. Meth. Lich. 1(2): 200 (1860); T: Sealers Cove, Vic., 1854, F.Mueller 151; holo: H-NYL; iso: BM, M.  
  Basal squamules persistent, 3–5 mm long, 1–2 mm diam., irregularly lobed or incised, with crenate or sinuate margins, esorediate. Podetia growing from basal squamules, 1–3 cm tall, simple, esorediate, warted-corticate then areolate at base, becoming ecorticate with flattened tiny squamules or corticate granules on upper part of podetia and in interior of scyphi; scyphi broad, to 8 mm diam. Apothecia uncommon, marginal on scyphi, conspicuous, 1–5 mm diam., convex, dark brown. CHEMISTRY: K-, KC-, P+ red. Fumarprotocetraric (major) and protocetraric (trace) acids.
  Occurs in N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas., and also on Macquarie Is.; cosmopolitan.; grows on soil among moss or over rocks.  
  Archer (1992b)  

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