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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
Porina corruscans (Rehm) R.Sant.
  Symb. Bot. Upsal. 12(1): 223 (1952); Metasphaeria corruscans Rehm, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 8: 2949 (1916); Pseudosagedia corruscans (Rehm) Hafellner & Kalb, Biblioth. Lichenol. 57: 172 (1995). T: Philippines, Baker 906; holo: S n.v.  
  Thallus epiphyllous, in small rounded patches that often coalesce, pale greenish grey, smooth, matt to slightly glossy; prothallus not apparent. Algae Phycopeltis; cells in scattered clusters, not forming radiating plates. Perithecia convex to slightly conical, black, 0.23–0.35 mm diam., frequently overgrown almost to the apex by a thin layer of thallus, thus appearing dark grey. Involucrellum spreading at the base, brownish black in thin section. Exciple c. 10 µm thick, pale grey-brown to dark brown. Asci cylindroclavate to narrowly obclavate, 50–60 × 8–10 µm. Ascospores fusiform, 5 (–7)-septate, 20–32 × 4–5 µm; perispore moderately thick or not apparent. Pycnidia not seen.
  Occurs in north-eastern Qld; grows on leaves of trees and shrubs in rainforest. Also in the Seychelles, India, Nepal, Malesia, China, SE Asia, Hawai'i and the South Pacific.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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