Thelotrema lepadodes

Family

Graphidaceae

Name ref

Thelotrema lepadodes Tuck.

Description

In [1] you will find a description as well as black-and-white photographs of macroscopic and microscopic features. The description alone can be found here. You will find black-and-white photographs of a fertile thallus and two spores here.

Distribution

This species has been found in the mangroves or coastal forests of eastern Queensland. 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: Three Mile Creek north of Townsville [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 20049, seen September 2012]; Forrest Beach 16 km SE of Ingham [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 15933, seen September 2012]

Australian substrates

On bark ([1]). It has been found on Rhizophora [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 20049, seen September 2012].

References

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

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