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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
Acanthothecis tetraphora (Nyl.) Staiger & Kalb

Mycotaxon 73: 112 (1999)

Graphis tetraphora Nyl., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 20: 265 (1863); — Graphina tetraphora (Nyl.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 2: 429 (1923).

T: Tequendama, Canoas, Nova Granata [Colombia], Sept. 1860, A.Lindig; holo: H-NYL 6124 p.m.p.

  Thallus off-white to yellowish white, thin, minutely powdery. Ascomata lirelliform, sparse, scattered, inconspicuous, sessile, concolorous with the thallus or becoming pale pink, simple, straight, curved or sinuous, 0.7–2.0 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm wide; lips closed or opening slightly. Proper exciple inconspicuous, not carbonised. Hymenium 100–130 µm thick. Ascospores 4 per ascus, elongate-ellipsoidal, muriform, 19–24 × 3–4-locular, 57–70 × 10–15 µm, I–.
CHEMISTRY: Norstictic acid.
  A rare, corticolous species in eastern N.S.W.; also in Brazil, Colombia and Kenya.  

  Archer (2009a)  

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