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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
Canoparmelia aptata (Kremp.) Elix & Hale
  Mycotaxon 27: 278 (1986); Parmelia aptata Kremp. in W.Nylander, Flora 52: 291 (1869); Pseudoparmelia aptata (Kremp.) Hale, Phytologia 29: 189 (1974). T: Kotgurh, Himalayas, India, Skoliczka 509; lecto: M; isolecto: BM, H, K, US, fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 31: 17 (1976).  
  Thallus adnate, to 6–12 cm wide. Lobes often imbricate, sublinear to subirregular, crenate or deeply incised, 2–5 mm wide; apices rotund. Upper surface pale grey to ashy white or grey-green, smooth to rugulose, maculate, usually markedly cracked, without isidia; soralia laminal, punctiform to capitate, developing from pustules; soredia coarse, granular, whitish or grey-white. Medulla mainly white, pale orange below soralia. Lower surface black, with brown marginal zone; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia rare, 2–5 mm wide; disc concave, red-brown to dark brown; thalline exciple sorediate. Ascospores 8–11 × 5–7 µm. Pycnidia rare. Conidia weakly bifusiform, 6–8 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, glomelliferic acid (major), perlatolic acid, stenosporic acid and unidentified pigment.
  Scattered in coastal and hinterland woodland or forests of Qld; also occurs in Africa, India, Japan and Indonesia. Grows on bark and rock.  
  Elix (1994c)  

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