A new species of Porina (lichenized Ascomycota, Porinaceae) from Tasmania

Patrick McCarthy, Gintaras Kantvilas


Porina australis sp. nov. (lichenized Ascomycota, Porinaceae) is described from seasonally inundated, siliceous rocks in the Frankland River, north-western Tasmania, Australia. It has a thin, medium yellow-brown to dark rusty red-brown, rimose to areolate thallus, prominent, medium-sized, blackish perithecia that are mainly orange-brown within, a comparatively thick, pale excipulum and fusiform or narrowly oblong, 7(–9)-septate ascospores of 37–65 × 5–8 µm.


Australia; biodiversity; lichens; taxonomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea11100