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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
Relicinopsis stevensiae Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 31: 504 (1988), as stevensii
T: Broken River, north-west of Charters Towers, Qld, 1975, N.C.Stevens 3435 p.p.; holo: MEL.
  Thallus small-foliose, adnate to tightly adnate, to c. 1.5 cm wide. Lobes contiguous, ±imbricate, subirregular, dichotomously to subirregularly branched, 0.8–1 mm wide; eciliate. Upper surface convex, shiny, emaculate, continuous, lacking isidia. Lower surface pale tan; rhizines moderately dense, simple, concolorous. Apothecia common, to 1 mm wide; disc shallowly concave, dark brown. Ascospores 7–9 × 4–6 µm. Pycnidia uncommon. Conidia bacilliform, c. 5 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ yellow, P-; containing usnic acid, barbatic acid (major), 4-O-demethylbarbatic acid (minor), obtusatic acid (trace), norobtusatic acid (trace), 3-a-hydroxybarbatic acid (trace) and atranorin (trace).
  This rare species is known only from two collections (N.T. and Qld). Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994w)  

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