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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
Polyblastia cupularis A.Massal.
  Rich. Auton. Lich. Crost . 148 (1852). T: Tregnano, Verona, Italy, Zengiè; holo: VER, n.v.  
  Thallus subepilithic, thin, continuous to minutely rimose or areolate, matt, pale grey-brown to rather dark grey; prothallus blackish or not apparent. Perithecia semi-immersed to almost superficial, 0.25–0.6 mm diam.; ostiole slightly depressed. Involucrellum thick, black. Exciple c. 25 µm thick, pale brown to blackish. Centrum 0.15–0.3 mm wide. Periphyses 25–40 µm long. Asci 8-spored, 70–100 × 30–40 µm. Ascospores muriform, broadly ellipsoidal, 30–55 × 14–20 (–25) µm, colourless.
  Occurs in south-western Vic.; grows on hard limestone. Also throughout Europe, and in North America.  
  McCarthy (2001e)  

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