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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
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Graphis elixiana A.W.Archer

Telopea 11: 73 (2005)

Phaeographina elixii A.W.Archer, Biblioth. Lichenol. 78: 14 (2001).

T: Mt Baldy, 4 km SW of Atherton, Qld, 25 June 1984, J.A.Elix 16321; holo: CANB.

  Thallus pale olive-green, thin, subtuberculate, slightly cracked, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, numerous, crowded, concolorous with the thallus, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, with a conspicuous thalline margin, visible as thin black lines, 1–3 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide; lips closed. Proper exciple completely carbonised. Hymenium
150–180 (–200) µm thick, inspersed. Ascospores 1 per ascus, hyaline to pale brown, usually straight, rarely curved, partly muriform, c. 16–22 × 2–4-locular, (90–) 102–130 × (12–) 14–17 µm, I+ blue.
CHEMISTRY: Hirtifructic acid (major), ß-orsellinic acid (minor), atranorin (trace).
  Corticolous in north-eastern Qld; known only from the type locality.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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