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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 secalonica Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 33: 398 (1988). T: 10 km SE of Corrigin on road to Kulin, 32°21'S, 117°53'E, W.A., 19 Aug. 1987, J.A.Elix 21654 & M.V.Sargent; holo: CBG; iso: CANB, MEL.  
  Thallus adnate, to 3–4 cm wide. Lobes often crowded and imbricate, flat, 1–5 mm wide; margins crenulate; apices rotund. Upper surface dark yellow-green to deep olive green, broadly undulating, rugose centrally, mostly dull, emaculate, lacking soredia, dactyls and isidia; lobe apices shiny, with black margins. Medulla yellow throughout. Lower surface with sparse rhizines; rhizines short, simple or tufted. Apothecia sessile, 2–4 mm wide; disc concave, then undulate-distorted, cinnamon-brown to dark brown; thalline exciple strongly involute at first, smooth. Ascospores 14–16 × 6–8 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia weakly bifusiform, 6–7 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; containing usnic acid, secalonic acid A (major), secalonic acid C (minor), with or without unidentified secalonic acid (trace) and with or without unidentified fatty acid (trace).
  Uncommon, endemic, restricted to bark of trees in inland areas of south-western W.A.  
  Elix (1994g)  

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