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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
Platygramme pudica (Mont. & Bosch) M.Nakan. & Kashiw.

Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus. Tokyo, B, 29: 89 (2003)

Graphis pudica Mont. & Bosch, in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Junghuhn. 4: 474 (1855).

T: [Java, Indonesia], J.E.Teysmann; holo: L n.v.

Phaeographina echinocarpica A.W.Archer & Elix, Mycotaxon 72: 91 (1999). T: Mt Baldy, 4 km SW of Atherton, Qld, June 1984, J.A.Elix 16275; holo: CANB.

  Thallus pale olive-green, thin, smooth, glossy. Ascomata numerous, scattered, sessile, greyish black, with a conspicuous thalline margin, curved or sinuous, occasionally branched, 1–7 mm long, 0.7–0.9 (–1.0) mm wide. Proper exciple laterally carbonised, hidden by the thalline margin, red-brown at the base. Hymenium 200–250 µm thick. Ascospores 1 per ascus, pale brown, muriform, c. 20 × 5–6-locular, 160–200 × 30–40 µm.
CHEMISTRY: Echinocarpic acid (major), 4-O-methylechinocarpic acid [conechinocarpic acid] (minor).
  A rare, corticolous species in north-eastern Qld; also in Indonesia and Japan.  
  Archer (2009a)  

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