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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
Parmotrema poolii (C.W.Dodge) Krog & Swinscow
  Lichenologist 15: 130 (1983) Based on Parmelia proboscidea var. sorediifera Müll.Arg., Flora 67: 615 (1884), non Parmelia sorediifera Spreng., Syst. Veg. 4: 297 (1827); Parmelia poolii C.W.Dodge, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 46: 146 (1959). T: Central Madagascar, J.M.Hildebrandt s.n.; lecto: G, n.v., fide H.Krog & T.D.V.Swinscow, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 9: 203 (1981).  
  Thallus loosely adnate, coriaceous, to 10–20 cm wide. Lobes rotund, broad, 5–20 mm wide; margins entire to crenate-dentate; cilia sparse to moderately dense, conspicuous, 0.3–2 (–4) mm long. Upper surface pale grey, flat, shiny, emaculate, becoming finely cracked over most of thallus, without isidia; soralia mainly marginal, more rarely laminal, linear to subcapitate. Medulla white. Lower surface black, with a broad, brown to dark brown, erhizinate marginal zone; rhizines in scattered groups, simple, short to medium. Apothecia not seen. Pycnidia scattered. Conidia sublageniform, 7–8 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC+ red, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, alectoronic acid, a-collatolic acid and with or without unidentified compound.
  A scattered species on rock and trees in coastal and hinterland forests in Qld and N.S.W.; also occurs in East Africa, Madagascar and Thailand.  
  Elix (1994t)  

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