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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
Psoroma hirsutulum Nyl. ex Crombie
  J. Bot. 13: 333 (1875)
T: Observatory Bay, Kerguelen Is., 1874–75, A.E.Eaton; lecto: BM, fide P.M.Jørgensen & D.J.Galloway, Fl. Australia 54: 317 (1992); iso: H-NYL 30890.
  Thallus minute, granular or hairy, amorphous, often disappearing, greyish; prothallus absent. Squamules rare, 0.5–1 mm wide, flattened-lobulate, covered in long, white, silky hairs, glaucous grey. Cephalodia not seen. Apothecia prominent, 1–2 mm wide, round, scattered, ±deeply cupuliform; disc matt, smooth, continuous, epruinose, without etching, fissures or thalline lobules, red-brown; margins crenate, thick, pale buff or greyish, with dense, long, silky, white hairs. Ascospores 16–21 × 9–14 µm.
  A characteristic grassland species often growing on dead tussock bases and plant detritus. Apparently rare in Qld and southern N.S.W. Known also from New Zealand, the subantarctic islands and South America.  
  Jørgensen & Galloway (1992a)  

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