Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Lecanora bicincta Ram.
  Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 13: 248 (1825). T: Pic du Midi de Baguères, France, 30 Sept. 1803, Ramond; holo: PC, n.v.  
  Thallus rimose-areolate to verrucose, whitish grey to yellowish grey or bluish grey, epruinose and glossy, or slightly pruinose, sometimes effigurate. Soredia absent. Prothallus blackish or whitish grey. Apothecia immersed to sessile when immature, becoming sessile to slightly constricted at the base, 0.5–1.5 mm diam.; disc blackish brown, heavily bluish grey-pruinose; margin concolorous with the thallus, thin to thick, verrucose, with a well-developed bluish grey parathecial ring. Cortex indistinct, inspersed with small crystals insoluble in KOH, 15–20 µm thick. Amphithecium with small crystals soluble in KOH. Parathecium with small crystals, c. 15 µm thick. Epihymenium bluish brown, with crystals soluble in KOH, c. 10–15 µm thick. Hymenium, subhymenium and hypothecium hyaline. Paraphyses sparingly branched and thickened apically. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 9.5–13.5 × 5.5–7.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: Thallus and apothecial margin K+ yellow, C+ faint orange or yellow, Pd+ pale orange; apothecial disc C+ orange; containing atranorin (major), roccellic acid (major), sordidone (major), thiophanic acid (submajor), norstictic acid (submajor), arthothelin (minor), chloroatranorin (minor), ±connorstictic acid (minor) and eugenitol (minor).
  Occurs in south-eastern N.S.W and the A.C.T. A mainly bipolar species known from exposed and overhanging siliceous rocks in subalpine and alpine habitats in Eurasia, North and South America, southern Africa and New Zealand.  
  Lumbsch & Elix (2004)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new