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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
Parmelinopsis neodamaziana (Elix & J.Johnst.) Elix & Hale
  Mycotaxon 29: 243 (1987)
Parmelina neodamaziana Elix & J.Johnst., Brunonia 9: 155 (1987). T: 8 km NE of Nerriga, N.S.W., 35°07'S, 150°08'E, 31 Oct. 1979, J.A.Elix 5093; holo: CANB; iso: MEL. *****[Parmelina damaziana auct. non (Zahlbr.) Hale: G.N.Stevens & R.W.Rogers, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 90: 39 (1979); J.A.Elix, V.K.Jayanthi & C.C.Leznoff, Austral. J. Chem. 34: 1757–1761 (1981); J.A.Elix & H.Streimann, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 51: 84 (1982)].
  Thallus loosely adnate to adnate, to 2–3 cm wide. Lobes often crowded and imbricate, sublinear–elongate, subdichotomously branched, 0.8–2 mm wide; margins crenate; cilia ±evenly dispersed, simple, 0.3–0.8 mm long. Upper surface whitish grey to greenish grey, flat or slightly undulate, shiny, emaculate, smooth, lacking soredia, pustules and isidia. Medulla white. Lower surface black, with a narrow, brown, marginal zone; rhizines moderately dense to dense, simple or occasionally dichotomously branched, black. Apothecia common, subpedicellate, 2–3 mm wide; disc concave, becoming radially cracked; thalline exciple smooth. Ascospores 9–12 × 6–8 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C+ pale pink, KC+ red, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, gyrophoric acid (major), 5-O-methylhiascic acid (minor), 2,4,5-tri-O-methylhiascic acid (minor) and 2,4-di-O-methylgyrophoric acid (minor).
  A scattered endemic species inhabiting sheltered rock ledges and trunks of trees in coastal areas and hinterland ranges of Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas.  
  Elix (1994r)  

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