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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
Pertusaria alboaspera A.W.Archer & Elix
  Mycotaxon 49: 143 (1993)
T: Sawpit Ck, Border Ranges Natl Park, c. 30 km NNW of Kyogle, N.S.W., 28°22’S, 152°50’E,30 Aug. 1992, A.W.Archer P422; holo: NSW.
  Thallus pale yellowish white, thin, areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, concolorous with the thallus, sometimes confluent, hemispherical to flattened-hemispherical, not constricted at the base, 0.5–1.0 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, pale, translucent, 1 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, biseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 90–100 × 30–37 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing lichexanthone (major), 2,2’-di-O-methylstenosporic acid (major), stictic acid (major) and constictic acid (minor).
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species known only from the type locality in north-eastern N.S.W.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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