Diagnostic Description

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"Thallus dark greenish, ventral portion violet or brownish, free floating, 5-10 x 3-9 mm, dichotomously branched with obcordate lobes, median furrow distinct, dorsal surface leathery, distinctly reticulate; air chambers large, marked dorsally as hexagonal areolate; slightly convex on the ventral surface near median furrow, air pores surrounded by 6-8 cells with slightly thickened walls; ventral tissue thin, with large air chambers and oil cells; scales conspicuous, numerous, pendant, long, serrated, violet or brownish."


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