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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 hyperleptalea P.M.McCarthy & Kantvilas
  Lichenologist 25: 142 (1993). T: near New Pelion Hut, Pelion Plains, Tas., 41°50'S, 146°03'E, 12 Mar. 1992, G.Kantvilas 167/92; holo: HO; iso: MEL, UPS.  
  Thallus epiphloeodal or (rarely) epilithic, continuous to sparingly rimose, medium greyish green, matt, smooth to minutely uneven, 20–50 µm thick, ecorticate; prothallus not apparent. Algae Trentepohlia; cells 14–32 × 12–25 µm. Perithecia almost superficial, subglobose, 0.23–0.45 mm diam., dull orange-brown to red-brown; apex rounded or somewhat flattened; ostiole inconspicuous. Involucrellum contiguous with the exciple, sometimes incurved beneath, 45–60 µm thick, containing algae, K–. Exciple 20–25 µm thick, hyaline to pale yellow-brown. Centrum 0.18–0.24 mm wide. Asci elongate-fusiform to elongate-cylindrical, 78–103 × 11–15 µm. Ascospores fusiform to fusiform-cylindrical, 3-septate, 24–37 × 4–7 µm; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia hemispherical, 0.09–0.14 mm diam., orange-brown. Conidia bacilliform, 2–3 × 0.7 µm.
  An endemic lichen in south-western W.A. and Tas.; grows on smooth-barked twigs in cool-temperate rainforest in Tas., also on shaded granite in W.A. and on Dover Is. in Bass Strait.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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