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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 miscella A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 232 (1991)
T: Clarke Ra., 46 km S of Proserpine, Qld, 20°50’S, 148°32’E, 29 June 1986, J.A.Elix 20942; holo: CANB.
  Thallus off-white to very pale grey, thin, slightly wrinkled and cracked, smooth and glossy. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia conspicuous, disciform, scattered, the discs clustered on flattened verruciform swellings, subhemispherical or irregular in outline, concolorous with the thallus, 1–3 mm wide; disc white, plane or concave, sunken, 0.3–0.5 mm diam., epruinose; margin inrolled. Ascospores 1 per ascus, ellipsoidal, smooth, 100–130 × 30–40 (–50) µm; wall c. 1 µm thick. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow, KC–, C–, Pd+ yellow; containing lichexanthone (major) and thamnolic acid (major).
  An endemic, corticolous species that is known from two localities in north-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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