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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
Fissurina insidiosa C.Knight & Mitt.

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 23: 102 (1860)

Graphis insidiosa (C.Knight & Mitt.) J.D.Hooker, Handb. New Zealand Fl. 586 (1867).

T: New Zealand, locality unknown, C.Knight 259; lecto: BM, fide G.C.Hayward, New Zealand J. Bot. 15: 572 (1977).

Graphis subcontexta Nyl., Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, sér. 2, 2: 118 (1868); — Graphis dumastii var. subcontexta (Nyl.) Nyl., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 15: 50 (1861); — Fissurina subcontexta (Nyl.) Nyl., Lich. Nov. Zel. 125 (1888). T: Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, 1864, C.Thiébaut s.n.; lecto: H-NYL 770, fide A.W.Archer, Telopea 8: 283 (1999).

Graphis robustior Müll.Arg., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 23: 398 (1891). T: Brisbane, Qld, 1889, F.M.Bailey 492; holo: G; iso: MICH n.v.

  Thallus olive-green to brownish green, thick, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, numerous, crowded, curved and sinuous, rarely branched, off-white to reddish brown, 4–10 mm long, (0.3–) 0.4–0.8 (–1.0) mm wide, at first partly immersed, becoming sessile; lips closed or sometimes slightly open and faintly sulcate. Proper exciple reddish brown, not carbonised or slightly apically carbonised, open at the base or sometimes almost closed. Hymenium 100–125 (–150) µm thick. Ascospores uniseriate, rounded-oblong, 4-locular, (13–) 15–21 × 6–8 (–9) µm, I– or I+ pale blue.
CHEMISTRY: No lichen compounds detected.
  A conspicuous, corticolous species in northern N.T., eastern Qld and N.S.W.; also in New Caledonia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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