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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 patellifera A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 237 (1991)
T: 8 km E of Mt Mowbullan, Bunya Mtns, Qld, 15 Aug. 1985, R.W.Rogers 8975; holo: BRI.
  Thallus pale olive-green, wrinkled and cracked. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous and scattered, conspicuously dish-shaped, sometimes dividing into 2 or 3 smaller ‘dishes’, concolorous with the thallus, 1–3 mm diam.; disc concave, white-pruinose. Ascospores 1 per ascus, broadly ellipsoidal, smooth, thin-walled, 150–170 × 45–55 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ violet, C–, Pd–; containing atranorin (major), picrolichenic acid (major), subpicrolichenic acid (minor), superpicrolichenic acid (trace) and megapicro-lichenic acid (trace).
  This endemic, corticolous species is known only from the type locality in south-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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