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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 corallina (Eschw.) Müll.Arg.

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 264 (1894)

Lecidea corallina Eschw., in C.F.P. von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 1(1): 256 (1833).

T: Bahia, Brazil, C.F.P. von Martius; holo: M; iso: G, H.

  Thallus squamulose, effuse. Prothallus indistinct to well developed in part, white to red-brown. Squamules 0.1–0.5 mm wide, adnate to ascending, isodiametric to elongate, scattered when young, later often contiguous or imbricate, crenulate to incised, plane to weakly convex, medium green, glabrous on the upper side, usually faintly pubescent along the margins. Isidia common on squamule margins, subglobose to cylindrical, simple to rarely branched. Upper cortex of type 2, 15–25 µm thick. Apothecia rather common, to 1.5 mm wide, rounded when young, later irregular in outline, mostly solitary, plane to moderately convex, pale to medium brown, with an indistinct slightly paler glabrous to slightly pubescent margin. Proper exciple colourless to pale brown. Epihymenium colourless. Hypothecium colourless to pale brown. Ascospores simple, narrowly ellipsoidal to short-bacilliform, 6.5–14.5 × 2.0–2.5 µm. Conidia bacilliform, 5–10 × 1 µm.
CHEMISTRY: Cortex and medulla K–, C–, KC–, P–; no lichen substances detected.
  Occurs on bark and on moist rocks in rainforest and coastal forest in northern N.T. and north-eastern Qld; pantropical.  
  Elix (2009h)  

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