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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 leiocarpella Müll.Arg.
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 636 (1895)
T: Qld, s. loc., 1887, C.Knight 11; holo: G.
  Thallus pale yellowish grey to pale greenish grey, minutely cracked and areolate, wrinkled and dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia verruciform, conspicuous, scattered, flattened-hemispherical, often irregular in outline, 0.4–0.8 mm diam. Ostioles translucent, inconspicuous, pale, becoming dark at the centre, 1 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate to biseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 55–80 × 25–35 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major), stictic acid (major) and constictic acid (minor).
  This uncommon, corticolous species is known from eastern Qld; also in Papua New Guinea.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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