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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 faveomaculata Makhija & Patw.

Current Res. Pl. Sci. 1994: 64 (1994)

T: near Dhipimi, Nagaland, India, 7 Nov. 1977, P.G.Patwardhan & M.B.Nagarkar 77.1438; holo: AMH n.v.

  Thallus 3–8 cm wide, adnate, smooth, dull, grey to greenish grey, with distinct white raised areas, to 0.2 mm thick; isidia and globose granules absent. Prothallus distinct, mainly of interwoven hyphae, whitish or pale grey to black. Photobiont cells solitary or a few cells aggregated, 7–15 × 5–10 μm. Medulla distinct, white. Ascigerous parts common, distinct, delimited, white, faveolate, 2–10 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, spread throughout the thallus. Asci weakly aggregated, 8-spored, with a dome-shaped extension of the endoascus. Ascospores ovate, straight or slightly curved, often broader in the centre, 50–75 × 20–25 μm. Pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Thallus K–, C+ red, KC+ red, P–, UV+ pale grey-white; containing gyrophoric acid (major), confluentic acid (major), lecanoric acid (trace).
  Occurs on bark and leaves in montane rainforest in north-eastern Qld and in monsoon vine forest in the N.T.; also in India.  
  Elix (2009c)  

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