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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
Pannaria aenea Müll. Arg.
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 4: 92 (1896)
T: precise locality unknown, Qld, Shirley 1786; holo: G.
  Thallus small-foliose, rosette-forming to irregularly spreading, to 2 cm wide. Lobes dark bluish black, adjacent; margins ascending, 'frosted' white. Upper surface faintly ridged. Lower surface pale, with blackish rhizohyphae. Cyanobiont Nostoc, in clusters. Apothecia sparse, 0.5–1 mm wide; disc flat, matt, red-brown; exciple persistent, crenulate, thalline. Ascospores 15–20 × 10 µm, sometimes apiculate below and then to 25 µm long, with rugulose exosporium. CHEMISTRY: P+ orange; pannarin.
  Occurs rarely in Qld, in humid, tropical-subtropical forests on bark. Also in New Caledonia.  
  Jørgensen & Galloway (1992a)  

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