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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 aurifera Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 197 (1986). T: behind Bendigo Golf Club at Epsom, Bendigo, Vic., 11 Dec. 1983, J.Johnston 1156; holo: CANB; iso: MEL.  
  Thallus foliose, unattached or loosely adnate, forming rosettes to 0.5–2 cm wide. Lobes imbricate or not, ±separated near margin of thallus, sublinear-elongate, subdichotomously to dichotomously branched, 0.2–1 (–2) mm wide. Upper surface pale yellow to pale yellow-green, weakly convex, dull, maculate, smooth, lacking isidia; apices (and rarely upper surface and margins) of lobes becoming swollen and developing terminal, subcapitate soralia; soredia farinose. Medulla white. Lower surface partly canaliculate, pale yellow to yellow-brown; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple or rarely sparsely branched, black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow, C-, P+ orange; containing usnic acid, stictic acid (major), constictic acid, norstictic acid, cryptostictic acid (trace) and ±ursolic acid.
  Very rare, endemic, found on soil in dry sclerophyll forest in S.A. and central Vic.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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