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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 soredians (Nyl.) Hale
  Mycotaxon 25: 605 (1986). Parmelia soredians Nyl., Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, sér. 2, 6: 259 (1872); Pseudoparmelia soredians (Nyl.) Hale, Phytologia 29: 191 (1974). T: Força-Reale, Spain, 16 July 1872, W.Nylander; lecto: H-NYL, fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 31: 48 (1976).  
  Thallus adnate to tightly adnate, to 4–8 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, 1–3 mm wide; margins shallowly incised; apices rotund. Upper surface yellow-green, smooth, dull to slightly shiny, without dactyls and isidia; marginal lobes developing laminal rugae, the surfaces of which disintegrate to form orbicular soralia with granular soredia; rugae coalesce to form sorediate ridges which eventually develop into large, pulvinate soralia in thallus centre. Medulla white. Lower surface with moderately dense, simple rhizines. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, KC-, P+ yellow-orange; containing usnic acid, salazinic acid (major) and ±atranorin.
  Scattered in southern Australia (W.A., S.A., N.S.W., Vic. and Tas. (Bass Strait)); also occurs in Europe and North America. Grows on dead wood and bark, rarely on rock.  
  Elix (1994g)  

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