Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Pertusaria subventosa Malme var. subventosa
  Ark. Bot. 28A(9): 7 (1936)
T: Buriti, Serra da Chapada, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 24 June 1894, G.O.A.Malme 3936; holo: S. *****Pertusaria paeminosa A.W.Archer, Nova Hedwigia 50: 3 (1990). T: Bairne Track, c. 30 km N of Sydney, N.S.W., 14 Jan. 1989, A.W.Archer P38; holo: NSW; iso: CANB. *****Pertusaria sorediata C.Knight, in J.Shirley, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 6: 141 (1889), nom. illeg., non P. sorediata (Fr.) Fr., Summ. Veg. Scand. 1: 119 (1846). T: Moreton Bay, Qld, J.Shirley 67; holo: WELT
  Thallus off-white to greyish white, thick, areolate and cracked, smooth. Isidia absent. Soralia conspicuous, white, becoming numerous and often confluent away from the margin, subglobose, sometimes slightly stipitate, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Apothecia very rare, disciform; disc dark brown, white-pruinose, 0.2–0.5 mm diam., becoming exposed in stipitate soralia in groups of 1–3. Ascospores rare, 1 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal, rarely lachrymoid, sometimes slightly curved, 120–160 × 35–50 µm; wall c. 1 µm thick. CHEMISTRY: K+ yellow, KC+ violet, C–, Pd+ yellow, UV+ bright yellow; containing lichexanthone (major), thamnolic acid (major) and picrolichenic acid (major); rarely with additional norstictic acid.
  The most widely distributed of the three varieties. It occurs in Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.; also in Lord Howe Is., New Zealand and Brazil. Often occurs with P. xanthoplaca in south-eastern Australia and with P. hypoxantha in north-eastern Qld.  
  Archer (2004b)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new