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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
Anthracothecium macrosporum (Hepp) Müll.Arg.

Linnaea 63: 44 (1880)

Verrucaria macrospora Hepp, in H.Zollinger, Syst. Verz. 5 (1854).

T: Tjikoya, Java, [Indonesia], H.Zollinger 147; iso: L.

Bottaria columellata Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn., ser. A, 15(6): 325 (1921); Anthracothecium columellatum (Vain.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 8: 121 (1937). T: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines, G.Merrill 9031; holo: TUR-V n.v.

  Thallus brownish to dark green, without pseudocyphellae. Ascomata solitary, conical, not distinctly flattened, erumpent from the substratum, laterally covered by the thallus, 1.0–2.5 mm diam., to 2 mm tall. Ascomatal wall with a distinct clypeus, to 500 μm thick; ostiole whitish, obconical, apical. Ascospores 2–4 per ascus, elongate-fusiform, with rounded ends, 120–160 × 30–45 μm.
  Widespread in moist regions of tropical Australia (N.T. and Qld). Palaeotropical, on trees in lowland to montane rainforest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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