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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 norstictica A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 232 (1991)
T: Campania, 27 km N of Hobart, Tas., on Acacia mearnsii in open woodland, 22 Mar. 1981, G.Kantvilas 211/81; holo: HO.
  Thallus off-white to pale olive-green, areolate and cracked, dull. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, scattered, rarely confluent, flattened-hemispherical, concolorous with the thallus, 1–2 mm diam. Ostioles black, punctiform, inconspicuous in a hyaline zone 0.2–0.3 mm diam., 1–3 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, regularly or irregularly uniseriate, elongate-ellipsoidal to subfusiform, smooth, 60–95 × 20–37 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ yellow → red, KC–, C–, Pd+ yellow; containing norstictic acid (major) and connorstictic acid (trace).
  A widely distributed but uncommon corticolous species in Qld, N.S.W. and Tas.; also in Papua New Guinea.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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