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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
Xanthoparmelia archeri (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 966 (2004); Neofuscelia archeri Elix, Mycotaxon 63: 422 (1997). T: Western Australia. Near Kalgoorlie, on laterite rocks, M. F. Day 10859, July 1982; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus small-foliose to subcrustose, tightly adnate, saxicolous, forming irregular rosettes to 2-5 cm wide.  Lobes imbricate, irregular to sublinear, irregularly branched, 0.2-0.8 mm wide.  Upper surface olive brown to dark brown or black brown, smooth and shiny at lobe apices, becoming dull, cracked and ±areolate in the thallus centre, isidiate; isidia sparse to dense, globose then short cylindrical, simple or very rarely branched; isidia apices epicorticate, inflated, ±erumpent.  Medulla white.  Lower surface pale brown to tan, darker at the apices; rhizines moderately dense, simple, concolorous.  Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC+ pink then orange, P-; containing glomelliferic acid (major), loxodellic acid (minor), perlatolic acid (minor), glomellic acid (minor), stenosporic acid (trace).
  X. archeri occurs only in the goldfields area of Western Australia.  
  Elix (1997c)  

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