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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 sylvatica P.M.McCarthy & Kantvilas
  Lichenologist 25: 144 (1993). T: Anthony Road, Tas., 41°50'S, 145°38'E, 16 Dec. 1988, G.Kantvilas 563/88; holo: HO.  
  Thallus epiphloeodal or overgrowing bryophytes, continuous to sparingly rimose, pale brown to pale greenish brown, matt, smooth to minutely uneven, 20–40 µm thick, ecorticate; prothallus not apparent. Algae Trentepohlia; cells 7–22 × 7–19 µm. Perithecia superficial, hemispherical to subglobose, 0.43–0.72 mm diam., orange-brown to reddish brown; apex rounded; ostiole inconspicuous. Involucrellum contiguous with the exciple and extending to exciple base level, 40–70 µm thick, not containing algae, K+ reddish brown. Exciple c. 20 µm thick, pale yellow-brown. Centrum 0.34–0.52 mm wide. Asci elongate-cylindrical to narrowly fusiform, 188–212 × 20–27 µm. Ascospores elongate-cylindrical to elongate-fusiform, (7–) 9–11 (–15)-septate, 54–88 × 6.5–9.5 µm; perispore not apparent. Pycnidia hemispherical, 0.12–0.18 mm diam., orange-brown. Conidia not seen.
  Occurs in Tas.; grows on deeply shaded trunks and twigs and leafy corticolous hepatics in cool-temperate rainforest. Also on bark and rock in New Zealand.  
  McCarthy (2001b)  

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