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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 atromaculata A.W.Archer & Elix
  Mycotaxon 45: 418 (1992)
T: Noosa R., c. 60 km SE of Gympie, Qld, 26°23’S, 153°02’E, 27 July 1986, J.Hafellner 19664; holo: GZU.
  Thallus off-white to pale greyish white, coarsely areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, verruciform, sometimes confluent, concolorous with the thallus, subhemispherical, becoming flattened-hemispherical, often constricted at the base, 0.7–1.0 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, punctiform, 1–3 per verruca, 0.05–0.10 mm diam., set in a pale grey sometimes concave translucent zone 0.3–0.5 mm diam. Ascospores 4 per ascus, uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 85–120 × 35–47 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing lichexanthone (major), 2-chloro-lichexanthone (major), stictic acid (major) and constictic acid (trace).
  A rare, endemic, corticolous species that is known only from the type locality in south-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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