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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
Relicina schizospatha (Kurok.) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 485 (1974)
Parmelia schizospatha Kurok. in M.E.Hale & S.Kurokawa, Contr. U.S. Natl Herb. 36: 146 (1964). T: Gegerbentang, Java, Indonesia, 27 June 1949, Neervoort 1062; holo: BO; iso: US.
  Thallus foliose, adnate, rather fragile, to 3–6 cm wide. Lobes contiguous, imbricate, sublinear, subdichotomously branched, rather short, 1–2 mm wide; cilia moderately dense, inconspicuous, tapering or globose, to 0.5 mm long. Upper surface pale yellow-green, flat, dull but shiny at apices, weakly maculate, laminally and marginally densely lobulate or lobulate-isidiate; lobules dorsiventral, simple to furcate, procumbent to subascending, with or without isidia initials, lobules sometimes developing minute bulbate cilia; upper cortex not columnar. Lower surface black; rhizines moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia rare, to 3 mm wide; disc shallowly concave, pale brown to cinnamon-brown; thalline exciple with scattered bulbae or cilia, isidiate. Ascospores subglobose, c. 5 × 4 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ pale yellow, C+ faint yellow-orange, P+ yellow; containing usnic acid, echinocarpic acid, conechinocarpic acid, unidentified compounds (traces) and ±atranorin.
  Grows on bark, more rarely on rock, in coastal and drier hinterland areas of north Qld. Also occurs in West Malaysia, Indonesia, Sabah, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.  
  Elix (1994v)  

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