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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 plurimseptata (C.Knight) Zahlbr.
  Cat. Lich. Univ. 3: 309 (1925); Ricasolia plurimseptata C.Knight, in F.M.Bailey, Syn. Queensland Fl., Suppl. 2: 81 (1888). T: Mt Mistake, Qld, F.M.Bailey 239; holo: WELT; iso: BRI.  
  Thallus adnate, 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 brownish grey when dry, ±glossy, smooth, lacking isidia and soredia. Photobiont green. Lower surface brown to dark brown; densely dark brown-tomentose but with a narrow glabrous marginal zone, densely rhizinate; rhizines simple or fasciculate, brown. Apothecia common, shortly pedicellate, 3–5 mm wide; disc concave at first then flattened, red-brown, pruinose; thalline exciple smooth; margin involute. Ascospores acicular, 12–15-septate, 60–65 × 5–6 µm, colourless. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K–; medulla K–, C+ pink, KC+ deep pink, P–; containing gyrophoric acid (major) and lecanoric acid (trace).
  A rare endemic occurring in hinterland forests of south-eastern Qld and eastern N.S.W.  
  Elix (2001a)  

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