Myriotrema rugiferum

Family

Graphidaceae

Name ref

Myriotrema rugiferum (Harm.) Hale

Description

In [1] you will find a description as well as a close-up, black-and-white photograph of a fertile thallus. The description alone can be found hereand the photograph here.

Distribution

This species occurs from north-eastern New South Wales to north Queensland at altitudes up to 1200 metres, ina variety of habitats including mangroves. It is a pantropical species. ( [1])

The species may not occur in all mangrove areas within its distribution. The following list gives Australian locations where this lichen has been reported definitely from mangrove habitats or on mangrove substrates -

QUEENSLAND: Newell Beach near Mossman[Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 17430, seen September 2011]; Noah Head, Cape Tribulation National Park[Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45784, seen September 2011]; Edmonton near Cairns [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 17621, seen September 2012]

Australian substrates

On bark ( [1]) including that of Heritiera littoralis [Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45784, seen September 2011].

References

  1. Mangold, A., Elix, J.A. & Lumbsch, H.T. (2009). Thelotremataceae. Flora of Australia, 57: 195-420. (more)

-- HeinoLepp - 2011-04-06
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