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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 toowoombense (Müll.Arg.) Aptroot

Australas. Lichenol. 60: 35 (2007)

Parmentaria toowoombensis Müll.Arg., Ann. K.K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 7: 305 (1892).

T: Toowoomba, Qld, C.H.Hartmann 108; holo: G.

Parmentaria grossa Müll.Arg., Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 464 (1895). T: Qld, locality unknown, C.Knight 100 p.p.; holo: G.

Parmentaria subastroidea Müll.Arg., Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 463 (1895). T: Qld, locality unknown, J.Shirley 1863; iso: BRI.

Plagiothelium australiense Stirt., Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 17: 75 (1881); Parmentaria australiensis (Stirt.) Müll.Arg., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 23: 401 (1891). T: Qld, locality unknown, F.M.Bailey 58; iso: BRI n.v.

  Thallus pale green to olive-green, without pseudocyphellae. Ascomata in groups of 2–6, with fused ostioles, immersed or erumpent from the substratum, partly to almost completely covered by the thallus, 0.6–1.0 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm tall. Ascomatal wall without a distinct clypeus, to 200 μm thick; ostiole whitish, lateral. Ascospores 2 per ascus, densely muriform, elongate-fusiform, with rounded ends, 110–175 × 30–45 μm.
  A rare, corticolous species in eastern Qld, but not collected there in recent times. Also on Lord Howe Island.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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