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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 subtabacina (Elix) Elix
  Mycotaxon 47: 127 (1993); Parmelia subtabacina Elix in J.A.Elix & G.N.Stevens, Austral. J. Bot. 27: 875 (1979). T: E of Batemans Bay, N.S.W., 19 Mar. 1977, J.A.Elix 2951; holo: MEL; iso: CANB.  
  Thallus adnate to tightly adnate, to 4–6 cm wide. Lobes sublinear-elongate, dichotomously branched, 0.5–1 mm wide; margins with dense bulbate cilia; cilia shiny, slender and elongated, often apically branched. Upper surface deep slate grey, flat, shiny, distinctly maculate, cracked on older lobes, becoming areolate and eroding in thallus centre; isidia dense, simple, less than 0.3 mm high. Medulla white. Lower surface shiny, black; rhizines moderately dense to dense, extending to margins, simple or dichotomously branched, black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin and salazinic acid.
  This rare, endemic species is known only from the type locality in south-eastern N.S.W. Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994a)  

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