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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 vulpina A.W.Archer
  Mycotaxon 41: 249 (1991)
T: Mt Fox, 43 km SW of Ingham, Qld, 18°15’S, 145°42’E, 19 June 1986, J.A.Elix 20326; holo: CANB.
  Thallus pale olive-green, thin, wrinkled and cracked, tuberculate and glossy. Soredia and isidia absent. Apothecia inconspicuous, verruciform, scattered, flattened-hemispherical, constricted at the base, concave above, 0.7–1.5 mm diam.; often confluent and 2–3 mm diam. Ostioles conspicuous, black, 2–5 per verruca or 10–15 on confluent verrucae. Ascospores 2 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal, smooth, 140–175 × 40–55 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus K+ weak yellow, KC–, C–, Pd–; containing stictic acid (major), 4,5-dichlorolichexanthone (minor) and constictic acid (trace).
  This rare, saxicolous species is known from the type locality in north-eastern Qld and from Papua New Guinea.  
  Archer (2004b)  

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