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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
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Pyrenula shirleyana (Müll.Arg.) Aptroot

Australas. Lichenol. 60: 39 (2007)

Microthelia shirleyana Müll.Arg., Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 1895: 455 (1895).

T: Qld, J.Shirley 1776; lecto: G, fide A.Aptroot, loc. cit.; isolecto: BRI.

  Thallus brownish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae, corticate. Ascomata solitary, conical, superficial on the substratum, not covered by the thallus, c. 0.4–0.7 mm diam. Ascomatal wall without crystals, to 100 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI–. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, 3-septate, ellipsoidal, with rounded ends, dark brown, 12–15 × 6–8 μm; lumina angular, much broader than long; terminal lumina separated from the exospore by an endospore layer.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Endemic to lowland rainforest in north-eastern Qld.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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