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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 lophocarpa Körb.
  Abh. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Cult., Abth. Naturwiss. 2: 34 (1862)
T: Vic., s. loc., Hochstetter s.n.; holo: WRSL; iso: M. *****Pertusaria glebosa Müll.Arg., Flora 65: 485 (1882). T: Grampians, Vic., D.Sullivan 14; holo: G. *****Pertusaria diffracta Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 1: 43 (1893). T: Lorne, Vic., May 1887, F.R.M.Wilson 1055; holo: G; iso: NSW L4436. *****Pertusaria arenacea Müll.Arg., Hedwigia 34: 29 (1895). T: Lorne, Vic., May 1887, F.R.M.Wilson 1056; holo: G; iso: NSW L4477.
  Thallus off-white to pale fawn, thin and effuse to thick, becoming cracked and areolate, smooth and dull. Soredia absent; isidia very rare. Apothecia conspicuous, verruciform, sparse and scattered to numerous and crowded, rarely confluent, flattened to irregularly hemispherical, often with concave tops, 1–2 (–3) mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, 1–3 (or 4) per verruca, sometimes sunken. Ascospores (6–) 8 per ascus, uniseriate, ellipsoidal, smooth, 45–75 × 25–40 µm. Pycnidia uncommon, black, immersed, 1–5 per verruca, 0.05–0.15 mm diam. Conidia narrowly fusiform, slightly curved, 5–8 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (major), 2’-O-methylperlatolic acid (major), ±confluentic acid (minor); rarely with 2-O-methylperlatolic acid (minor) in place of confluentic acid.
  A widely distributed, saxicolous species in S.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; also in Macquarie Is. and New Zealand.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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