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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 norpruinata Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 31: 492 (1988). T: along the Steeple Flat road, 4 km E of Nimmitabel, N.S.W., 20 Jan. 1976, J.A.Elix 1626; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus adnate, to 5–10 cm wide. Lobes crowded, imbricate, subirregular, 2–7 mm wide, subascending or not; apices rotund. Upper surface pale grey to grey-green, shiny, becoming dull and markedly rugose, emaculate, lacking soredia, pustules and isidia, usually with granular white pruina towards lobe apices. Medulla white. Lower surface black to brown-black, with pale brown to ivory marginal zone; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, often more prominent subapically, simple to tufted, black. Apothecia common, sessile to subpedicellate, 3–17 mm wide; disc concave, becoming undulate-distorted and gyrose, epruinose, red-brown to dark brown-black; thalline exciple involute, smooth, shiny, often pruinose. Ascospores 9–11 × 6–8 µm. Pycnidia numerous, commonly elevated, crateriform. Conidia weakly fusiform to bifusiform, 7–8 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C+ red, KC+ red, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, lecanoric acid (major) and, rarely, traces of orsellinic acid.
  An endemic species scattered on bark of branches of trees and shrubs (and, rarely, on rock) in cooler, higher rainfall, upland areas of south-eastern Australia (N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic. Reports from Tasmania are referable to Parmelina pseudorelicina (Jatta) Kantvilas & Elix (Kantvilas et al., 2002).  
  Elix (1994c)  

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