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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 pustulata (Ach.) Duby
  Bot. Gall. 2(2): 673 (1830)
Porina pustulata Ach., Lichenogr. Universalis 309 (1810). T: France, Dufour 86; syn: H-ACH, n.v.
  Thallus off-white to pale dull yellow, sometimes areolate and cracked, smooth. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, conspicuous, crowded and sometimes confluent, flattened-hemispherical, 0.5–0.8 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, 0.1–0.2 mm diam., 1 per verruca. Ascospores 2 per ascus, ellipsoidal, rarely fabiform, smooth, 87–100 × 30–35 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC–, C+ weak orange, Pd–; containing 2-chloro-6-O-methylnor-lichexanthone (major), stictic acid (major), constictic acid (minor), 4-chloro-6-O-methylnor-lichexanthone (trace), thiophaninic acid (trace), cryptostictic acid (trace), menegazziaic acid (trace) and ±hypostictic acid (trace to minor).
  A corticolous species in south-eastern Qld and eastern N.S.W.; a report from W.A. could not be confirmed. Also in Europe, South Africa, North America, Colombia, India, Thailand and Japan.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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