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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 lurida (Mont.) Nyl.
  Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 5: 109 (1857)
Collema luridum Mont., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2, 18: 266 (1842). T: Voy. Bonite Crypt., Sandwich Is. (Hawaii), C.Gaudichaud; lecto: BM, fide D.J.Galloway & P.M.Jørgensen, Fl. Australia 54: 316 (1992); isolecto: UPS.
  Thallus foliose, loosely attached, 2–10 cm wide, often with a dense matt of entangled blue-black rhizohyphae projecting from margins. Lobes thick, somewhat coriaceous, irregularly laciniate, 1–5 mm wide, discrete to adjacent with ±crenate margins, noticeably thickened and often white-cobwebby. Upper surface irregularly and often sharply wrinkled, minutely scabrid in parts, slate blue when wet, greyish fawn when dry. Lower surface ecorticate, white to pale buff with entangled blue-black rhizohyphae. Apothecia frequent, laminal or often marginal, sessile, 0.5–2mm wide; disc flat to convex, yellow to red-brown; thalline exciple crenulate, prominent. Ascospores 15–19 × 9–10 µm, often apiculate at one end and then to 25 µm long; exosporium nodulose. CHEMISTRY: P+ orange. Pannarin and ±ursolic acid.
  Occurs on bark. Rarely collected in tropical-subtropical forests of Qld, N.S.W. and Norfolk Is. A widespread subtropical species.  
  Jørgensen & Galloway (1992a)  

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