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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 pseudoglabra (Essl.) Essl.
  Mycotaxon 7: 48 (1978); Parmelia pseudoglabra Essl., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 42: 84 (1977). T: Wollomombi Falls, E of Armidale, N.S.W., 24 Oct. 1967, W.A.Weber & D.McVean L-50098; holo: COLO.  
  Thallus loosely to moderately adnate, to 2–4 cm wide. Lobes contiguous to subimbricate, ±flat, short and rounded to slightly elongate, 2–3 mm wide. Upper surface pale olive to olive-brown, smooth and shiny at periphery, dull elsewhere, weakly rugose and developing scattered lobules, lacking soredia and isidia; bearing sparse to somewhat dense cortical hairs, especially on lobe apices; with small whitish pseudocyphellae visible on most lobes, but inconspicuous and easily confused with maculae. Lower surface dark brown to black; rhizines moderately dense, simple, dark brown to black. Apothecia not seen. Pycnidia common. Conidia fusiform, rarely bifusiform, 5.5–7 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3-: medulla K-, C+ rose, KC+ rose-red, P-; containing gyrophoric acid, 5-O-methylhiascic acid and unidentified compounds (traces).
  Rare, endemic, occurs in N.S.W. Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994k)  

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