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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
Bulbothrix australiensis Hale
  Mycotaxon 25: 85 (1986). T: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, N.S.W., 20 Jan. 1982, M.E.Hale 59360; holo: US; iso: MEL.  
  Thallus tightly adnate, to 2–3 cm wide. Lobes contiguous, sublinear, 0.8–2 mm wide; margins with moderately dense bulbate cilia; cilia large, conspicuously inflated. Upper surface pale grey, flat, shiny, emaculate, continuous; isidia dense, cylindrical, robust, to 1 mm high. Medulla white. Lower surface brown; rhizines moderately dense, simple, brown. Apothecia rare, sessile, 0.8–1 mm wide; thalline exciple ecoronate. Only immature ascospores seen. Pycnidia immersed. Conidia bacilliform, 5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin and salazinic acid.
  So far this rare endemic species is known only from the type locality near Sydney, N.S.W. Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994a)  

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