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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 montpittensis A.W.Archer
  in J.A.Elix, H.Streimann & A.W.Archer, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 113: 65 (1992)
T: Mount Bates summit trail, Mount Pitt Reserve, Norfolk Is., 29°00’S, 167°56’30”E, 7 Dec. 1984, J.A.Elix 18641; holo: CANB.
  Thallus pale olive-green to pale yellow-grey, thin, continuous, smooth and glossy. Soredia absent, copiously isidiate especially towards the centre of the thallus. Isidia concolorous with the thallus, usually simple, otherwise branched or becoming coralloid, sometimes narrow at the base and swelling at the tip, 0.4–1.0 mm tall, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Apothecia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing stictic acid (major), 4,5-dichloro-lichexanthone (minor), constictic acid (minor), cryptostictic acid (minor), menegazziaic acid (minor) and ±skyrin (minor to major).
  Rare and corticolous in eastern Qld; also in Lord Howe Is. (corticolous and saxicolous), Norfolk Is., Papua New Guinea and Tonga.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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