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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
Melanelia fuscosorediata (Essl.) Essl.
  Mycotaxon 7: 47 (1978); Parmelia fuscosorediata Essl., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 42: 68 (1977). T: Wyperfeld National Park, Vic., 18 Sept. 1968, A.C.Beauglehole 28460; holo: MEL; iso: herb. Essl.  
  Thallus adnate, thick, to 3–5 cm wide. Lobes hardly imbricate, irregular, short, rounded, 2–4 mm wide. Upper surface olive-brown becoming dark brown to almost black, often dark grey pruinose at lobe apices, with cortical hairs, dull or shiny, weakly rugose, lacking isidia; without pseudocyphellae or occasionally with very small, obscure pseudocyphellae near lobe apices; soredia initiating from low inconspicuous warts, ultimately forming confluent laminal patches on older lobes. Lower surface pale brown to black-brown; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, pale brown to black-brown. Apothecia sessile, 1–1.5 mm wide; disc flat to slightly concave; thalline exciple sorediate. Ascospores 10–13 × 7–8 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3-: medulla K+ pale pink or pale yellow, C+ rose, KC+ rose-red, P-; containing gyrophoric acid and 5-O-methylhiascic acid.
  Rare in semi-arid areas of W.A., S.A. and Vic. Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994k)  

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