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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 elatior Stirt.
  in Bailey, Queensland Agric. J. 5: 486 (1899)
T: precise locality unknown, Qld, 17 June 1899, F.M.Bailey 377; lecto: BM; fide D.J.Galloway & P.M.Jørgensen, Fl. Australia 54: 315 (1992).
  Thallus foliose, orbicular to irregular, rather loosely attached centrally. Lobes 3–5 mm wide, 5–15 mm long, radiating, flat to subconcave, adjacent to discrete. Upper surface minutely verrucose-scabrid centrally with conspicuous longitudinal, sharply defined ridges, grey-blue when wet, yellow-buff when dry; margins crenate, thickened, sometimes wavy, ascendant, white or greyish tomentose; isidia mainly marginal, granular at first becoming digitiform to subcoralloid-clustered, glomerulate, often eroding and appearing like soralia, pale blue-grey. Lower surface whitish, brownish centrally, with bundles of white to blue-black rhizohyphae. Cyanobiont Nostoc, in chains. Apothecia not seen in Australian material. CHEMISTRY: P+ orange. Pannarin.
  Occurs on bark. A species from humid forests in lowland tropical and subtropical regions, only collected a few times in Qld and N.S.W., but fairly widespread in the Pacific (including Norfolk Is.), also in East Africa  
  Jørgensen & Galloway (1992a)  

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