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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
Pyrenula microcarpa Müll.Arg.

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 6: 412 (1885)

T: Cuba, C.Wright, Lich. Cub. 80; holo: G n.v.

Pyrenula melaleuca Müll.Arg., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 23: 403 (1891). T: Brisbane, Qld, F.M.Bailey 519; holo: G n.v.; iso: BRI.

Pyrenula microcarpoides Müll.Arg., Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 457 (1895). T: Mount Perry, Qld, J.Shirley 1872; holo: G n.v.; iso: BRI.

Pyrenula conspurcata Müll.Arg., Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 326 (1895). T: N.S.W., C.Knight 16 p.p.; holo: G.

Pyrenula cinerea Zahlbr., Ann. Cryptog. Exot. 5: 202 (1932). T: Knysna, Cape Province, South Africa, Jan. 1932, P.A. van der Byl 867; iso: LD n.v.

  Thallus white to greyish, lacking pseudocyphellae, not corticate. Ascomata solitary, subglobose, erumpent from the substratum, the sides often partly covered by the thallus, c. 0.3–0.4 mm diam. Ascomatal wall lacking crystals, to 100 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI–. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, 3-septate, fusiform, with pointed ends, initially hyaline, greyish brown at maturity, 17–25 × 7–11 μm; lumina angular; terminal lumina separated from the exospore by an endospore layer.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Widespread in eastern Qld and N.S.W.; also on Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Mainly pantropical, in open, coastal areas, but also in lowland to montane forest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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