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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
Cryptothecia eungellaeae G.Thor

Symb. Bot. Upsal. 32(1): 280 (1997)

T: close to Broken R., 1–2 km ESE of Broken River camping area, Eungella Natl Park, c. 70 km W of Mackay, Qld, 21°10’S, 148°20’E, corticolous in tropical rainforest, 11 Nov. 1985, G.Thor 5023; holo: CANB; iso: UPS n.v.

  Thallus to 5–10 cm wide, adnate, smooth, appearing hard and glossy, grey to yellowish grey, without paler or raised areas, to 0.5 mm thick; isidia absent; globose granules common, to 0.3 mm wide. Prothallus usually distinct, byssoid, whitish. Photobiont cells solitary or a few cells aggregated, 8–17 × 5–12 μm. Medulla distinct, white. Ascigerous parts rare, immersed in the medulla. Asci solitary, flaccid, filled only with cytoplasm, 45–75 × 17–45 μm. Ascospores and pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, C+ red, KC+ red, P–, UV+ pale grey-white; containing gyrophoric acid (major), lecanoric acid (minor), ovoic acid (minor), norstictic acid (minor).
  Known only from the type locality in north-eastern Qld.  
  Elix (2009c)  

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