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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 santensis (Nyl.) Müll.Arg.

Flora 65: 400 (1882)

Verrucaria santense Nyl., Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 7: 489 (1863).

T: Santee Canal, South Carolina, U.S.A., H.W.Ravenel; holo: H-NYL n.v.

  Thallus brownish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae corticate. Ascomata solitary, conical, superficial on the substratum, the sides often partly covered by the thallus, c. 0.7–1.0 mm diam. Ascomatal wall with crystals, to 200 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI–. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly uniseriate, 3-septate, fusiform, with rounded ends, grey to brown, 15–19 × 5–7 μm; lumina angular; terminal lumina separated from the exospore by a thin endospore layer.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Occurs in south-eastern Qld and Tas. Pantropical and warm- to cool-temperate, usually in lowland forest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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