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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
Flavoparmelia proeuplecta Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 33: 395 (1988); T: 10 km south-east of Corrigin on road to Kulin, 32°21'S, 117°53'E, W.A., 19 Aug. 1987, J.A.Elix 21651 & M.V.Sargent; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus adnate, to 6–8 cm wide. Lobes often crowded and imbricate, flat, 2–5 mm wide; margins crenulate; apices rotund. Upper surface bright yellow-green, broadly undulating, rugose centrally, mostly dull, with reticulate, white maculae towards lobe apices, lacking soredia, dactyls and isidia; lobe apices shiny, with black margins. Medulla mostly white, orange adjacent to lower cortex. Lower surface with sparse rhizines; rhizines short, simple or tufted. Apothecia sessile, 5–10 mm wide; disc concave becoming undulate-distorted, cinnamon-brown to dark brown; thalline exciple involute, smooth, becoming rugose. Ascospores 14–16 × 7–9 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia weakly bifusiform to fusiform, 7–9 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P+ brick red; pigmented lower medulla K+ red-purple; containing usnic acid, protocetraric acid (major), virensic acid (trace), ±caperatic acid, euplectin (major in the pigmented medulla), ±atranorin and unidentified compound (trace).
  Uncommon, endemic, occurs on bark of trees in south-western W.A.  
  Elix (1994g)  

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