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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 thiophaninica A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 245 (1991)
T: Ewans Ponds, S.A., 8 Mar. 1977, R.B.Filson 15806; holo: MEL.
  Thallus pale greenish yellow, thin, cracked. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia numerous, verruciform, flattened-hemispherical, concolorous with the thallus, often confluent, not constricted at the base, 0.5–1.0 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, pale to dark brown, in a hyaline to pale yellow translucent zone, 1 per verruca. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, elongate-ellipsoidal, smooth, 75–95 × 30–40 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, KC+ yellow-orange, C+ yellow-orange, Pd–; containing thiophaninic acid (major), 4-chloro-6-O-methylnorlichexanthone (trace to minor) and 2-chloro-6-O-methylnorlichexanthone (trace).
  An uncommon but widely distributed, endemic, corticolous species in W.A., S.A., Qld and Vic.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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