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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 thelemorpha Tuck.

Gen. Lich. 275 (1872)

Anthracothecium thelemorphum (Tuck.) Zahlbr., Cat. Lich. Univ. 1: 469 (1922).

T: Santee Canal, South Carolina, U.S.A., H.W.Ravenel 468; lecto: FH-TUCK n.v., fide R.C.Harris, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 49: 102 (1989).

  Thallus brownish to olive-green, lacking pseudocyphellae, corticate. Ascomata solitary, subglobose, erumpent from the substratum, the sides often partly covered by the thallus, c. 0.4–0.7 mm diam. Ascomatal wall with crystals, to 200 μm thick; ostiole apical, pale. Hamathecium not inspersed with oil droplets, IKI+ orange. Ascospores 8 per ascus, irregularly biseriate, muriform, with c. 8 rows of c. 3–8 locules, fusiform, with rounded ends, grey to brown, 33–45 × 11–16 μm; lumina rounded to somewhat angular.
CHEMISTRY: No substances detected.
  Known from a single collection from eastern N.S.W. Mainly pantropical, usually found in open, coastal or hinterland forest.  
  Aptroot (2009c)  

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