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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
Phaeographis dendroides (Leight.) Müll.Arg.

Flora 65: 336 (1882)

Platygrapha dendroides Leight., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 179 (1869); — Graphis dendroides (Leight.) Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn., ser. A, 15(6): 221 (1921)..

T: “south of the island”, Ceylon [Sri Lanka], G.H.K.Thwaites (CL 165); lecto: BM n.v., fide K.P.Singh & D.D.Awasthi, Bull. Bot. Survey India 21: 102 (1979).

  Thallus pale greenish white, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata conspicuous, black, scattered or occasionally in substellate clusters, open, straight, curved or sinuous, rarely branched, sessile, with a well-defined thin white thalline margin, 1–4 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide. Disc matt black, epruinose or faintly white-pruinose. Proper exciple inconspicuous, laterally thin, black at the base. Hymenium (100–) 125–150 µm thick, inspersed. Ascospores 8 per ascus, oblong-ellipsoidal, pale brown, transversely (5–) 6–8 (–9)-locular, (19–) 22–37 × (6–) 8–10 µm.
CHEMISTRY: Stictic acid (major), hypostictic acid (minor or trace).
  Corticolous in eastern Qld and N.S.W.; also in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji and the Hawaiian Islands.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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