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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 elliptica Müll.Arg. var. elliptica
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 635 (1895)
T: Goodna, Qld, 1893, J.Shirley 1754 p.p.; holo: G.
  Thallus thin, off-white or pale grey to pale olive-green, smooth or slightly rough, dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, verruciform, scattered, slightly flattened-hemispherical, rounded, elongated or irregular in outline, becoming constricted at the base and concave above, 0.5–1.5 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, sometimes in a grey translucent zone, 1 or 2 per verruca. Ascospores uniseriate, rough-walled, (2 or) 3–4 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal to subfusiform, 80–110 × 30–45 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 2,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major), 2,4,5-trichlorolichexanthone (major), ±stictic acid (major), 2-chlorolichexanthone (minor), 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid (minor), 2-O-methylperlatolic acid (minor), 2,4-dichlorolichexanthone (trace), ±planaic acid (trace), constictic acid (minor), 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (trace) and menegazziaic acid (trace).
  A tropical and subtropical variety that occurs in N.T., Qld and north-eastern N.S.W.; also in Lord Howe Is., Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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