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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 saltuensis A.W.Archer & Elix
  Mycotaxon 45: 422 (1992)
T: Old Mill Rd, Lannercost State Forest, 40 km WSW of Ingham, Qld, 18°46’S, 145°48’E, 19 June 1984, J.A.Elix 15471; holo: CANB.
  Thallus pale yellowish white to pale yellowish green, thin, discontinuous, cracked, smooth and glossy. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia inconspicuous, verruciform, confluent or rarely solitary, concolorous with the thallus, strongly flattened-hemispherical, not constricted at the base, 0.5–0.8 mm diam. Ostioles inconspicuous, black, c. 0.05 mm diam., 1 per verruca. Ascospores 2 per ascus, ellipsoidal, smooth, 105–117 × 35–40 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ orange, C+ orange, Pd–; containing thiophanic acid (major), 4,5,7-trichloronorlichexanthone (minor), arthothelin (minor), 4,5,7-trichloro-6-O-methylnor-lichexanthone (trace) and 4,5-dichloronorlichexanthone (trace).
  This endemic, corticolous species is known only from the type locality in north-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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