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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
Lobaria patinifera (Taylor) Hue
  Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat.,sér. 4, 3: 29 (1901); Parmelia patinifera Taylor, London J. Bot. 6: 172 (1847); Ricasolia patinifera (Taylor) Müll.Arg., Flora 71: 24 (1888). T: Gardner, Organ Mountains, Brazil, G.L.Lyon; holo-FH n.v.  
  Thallus loosely adnate, membranaceous, up to 5 cm wide. Lobes irregular, subirregularly branched, 3–5 mm wide; apices subrotund; margins sinuate, lacking phyllidia. Upper surface bright green when wet, pale grey to blue-grey or dull yellow or brown when dry, ±glossy, smooth to faintly scrobiculate, lacking isidia and soredia. Photobiont green. Lower surface pale brown, with sparse or indistinct short and evenly distributed pale brown to brown fine rhizines. Apothecia marginal, shortly pedicellate, 2–4 mm wide; disc plane, dark red to red-brown; thalline exciple smooth to minutely nodular, scabrous to weakly pubescent; margin crenate-lobate, ±expanded. Ascospores acicular or elongate-fusiform, with 0–5 indistinct septa, 50–80 × 3–5 µm, colourless. Pycnidia and conidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K–; medulla K–, C+ pink, KC+ deep pink, P–; containing gyrophoric acid (major), methyl gyrophorate (major) and lecanoric acid (trace).
  Occurs on bark in north-eastern N.S.W. A widespread tropical species that is common in Africa and South America; also common in Norfolk Island.  
  Elix (2001a)  

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