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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 erubescens (Taylor) Nyl.
  Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 5: 117 (1858)
Urceolaria erubescens Taylor, Lond. J. Bot. 3: 640 (1844). T. Port Louis, Falkland Islands, [1842], J.D.Hooker; syn: BM, H-NYL 23560, 23561. ****Pertusaria perfida Nyl., Flora 48: 339 (1865). T: Otago, New Zealand; W.L.Lindsay s.n.; lecto: E, fide D.J.Galloway, Fl. New Zealand Lichens 378 (1985); isolecto: H-NYL 23573, 23737. ****Pertusaria concava Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 640 (1895). T: The Grampians, Vic., 1894, D.Sullivan s.n.; holo: G.
  Thallus off-white to pale grey, areolate and cracked, smooth and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, scattered, disciform, concolorous with the thallus, 0.4–0.7 mm diam.; disc black, epruinose or slightly white-pruinose. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 30–40 (–47) × 17–25 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow → red, KC–, C–, Pd+ yellow; containing norstictic acid (major) and connorstictic acid (trace).
  Occurs in W.A., southern N.S.W. and Vic., usually inland and on granite at altitudes of 300–1750 m; also in South Africa, New Zealand, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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