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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
Hypogymnia tubularis (Taylor) Elix
  Brunonia 2: 233 (1980); Parmelia tubularis Taylor, Phytologist 1: 1096 (1844). T: interior of N.S.W., undated, A.Cunningham; lecto: FH, fide J.A.Elix, loc. cit. ****Parmelia physodes var. mesotropa Müll. Arg., Flora 69: 257 (1886). T: upper Hunter R., N.S.W., undated, Miss Carter; holo: G, n.v. ****Parmelia subteres Bitter, Hedwigia 40: 265 (1901). T: without specific locality, Qld,undated, J.Shirley (AZ1187); holo: W.  
  Thallus forming extended patches to 30 cm wide. Lobes attenuate, without lateral contacts, often almost terete especially near centre of thallus, 1–4 mm wide; branching dichotomous. Upper surface esorediate, grey. Medulla thick or solid; lobe cavity narrow or absent. Lower surface strongly wrinkled, fading to pale brown or off-white near apices. Apothecia common, sessile to subpedicellate; receptacle thick, wrinkled, funnel-shaped; disc 5–8 mm wide, concave becoming ±flat or convex, red-brown to brown; thalline exciple entire, ±involute becoming crenate. Ascospores 6–9 × 4.5–5.5 µm. Pycnidia shallow, wrinkled, appearing as black dots particularly near lobe apices. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla KC+ red, P± orange. Atranorin, chloroatranorin, physodic acid (major); 3-hydroxyphysodic acid, 2'-O-methylphysodic acid (minor); alectoronic acid, physodalic acid and protocetraric acid (present or absent).
  Endemic in Australia, common in subalpine and upland areas of south-eastern Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.; grows on rocks and occasionally on adjacent shrubs and dead wood.  
  Elix (1992a)  

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