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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
Bulbothrix goebelii (Zenker) Hale
  Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 32: 14 (1976); Parmelia goebelii Zenker in F.Goebel & G.Kunze, Pharm. Waarenk. 1: 134 (1827). T: South America, coll. unknown; lecto: M, fide M.E.Hale, loc. cit. Parmelia subdissecta Nyl. in W.Nylander & J.M.Crombie, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 51 (1883); Bulbothrix subdissecta (Nyl.) Hale, Phytologia 28: 481 (1974). T: Tanjony, Malacca [Melaka], Malaysia, Maingay; lecto: H-NYL; isolecto: BM, n.v., fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 32: 14 (1976).  
  Thallus tightly adnate, fragile, to 2–8 cm wide. Lobes sublinear-elongate, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; margins often filiform-dissected, with dense bulbate cilia; cilia sometimes apically branched. Upper surface pale grey to greenish grey, flat, dull, clearly maculate, continuous; isidia moderately dense, simple or branched, erect, cylindrical, to 0.7 mm high, sometimes blackening apically. Medulla white. Lower surface black at thallus centre, pale at margin; rhizines moderately dense to dense, copiously branched, brown to black. Apothecia rare, sessile to subpedicellate, 1–2 mm wide; thalline exciple ecoronate. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 8–10 × 4–6 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C+ rose, KC + red, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin and gyrophoric acid.
  Occurring on rock or bark on mangroves and trees in coastal rainforests in Qld; also at Lord Howe Is. A pantropical species, common in primary and secondary forests at low elevations in North, Central and South America, Africa, Thailand, Sabah, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.  
  Elix (1994a)  

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