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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
Phyllopsora confusa Swinscow & Krog

Lichenologist 13: 229 (1981)

T: 2 km N of Irangi Forest Stn, in damp deciduous forest near River Ena, Mt Kenya, Kirinyaga District, Central Province, Kenya, 00°20’S, 37°38’E, alt. 2000 m, Feb. 1972, H.Krog & T.D.V.Swinscow K48/177;holo: O.

  Thallus squamulose, effuse. Prothallus thin but often well developed, white to partly reddish brown. Squamules small, 0.1–0.3 mm wide, narrow, ascending, lacinulate, imbricate, plane to weakly convex, mid-green, glabrous or finely pubescent along the margin; isidia absent. Lacinules coralloid. Upper cortex of type 2, 15–20 µm thick. Apothecia scattered, to 3 mm diam., rounded to irregular in outline, solitary, plane to moderately convex, pale to medium brown, with an indistinct usually paler glabrous margin. Proper exciple, hymenium and hypothecium colourless or patchily reddish brown. Epihymenium colourless. Ascospores simple, narrowly ellipsoidal to short-bacilliform, 9–11 × 2.0–2.5 μm. Pycnidia not seen.
CHEMISTRY: Cortex and medulla K–, C–, KC–, P–; no lichen substances detected.
  Known from bark in rainforest in eastern Qld. Common in North, Central and South America, Africa, the Mascarene Islands and Norfolk Island.  
  Elix (2009h)  

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