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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 leucothelia Müll.Arg.
  Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 637 (1895)
T: Vic., s. loc., 1887, C.Knight 174; holo: G.
  Thallus pale greyish green, cracked, dull and smooth. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia inconspicuous, verruciform, sparse, scattered, irregularly hemispherical, 0.5–1.0 (–1.5) mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, pale, 1 or 2 per verruca. Ascospores 4 per ascus, ellipsoidal, rough, (75–) 87–97 × (30–) 35–42 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing planaic acid (major), 4,5-dichloro-lichexanthone (minor), 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid (minor) and 2-O-methylperlatolic acid (trace).
  An uncommon, endemic, corticolous species in N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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