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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 australiensis (Cromb.) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 486 (1974); Parmelia australiensis Cromb., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 395 (1879). T: "Table Mountain [Mt Wellington, Tas.]", R.Brown 525; holo: BM. [incorrect locality information. This lichen does not occur in Tasmania].  
  Thallus foliose, unattached, to 2–6 cm wide. Lobes convolute, contorted, elongate, sparingly dichotomously branched, 3.5–5 mm wide (when flattened), 1–3 mm when dry and convoluted; marginal lobules sometimes present on older lobes. Upper surface pale yellow-green, darkening in older central lobes, emaculate, smooth, becoming rugulose and cracked in older lobes, lacking soredia and isidia. Medulla white. Lower surface pale yellow-green to brown; rhizines sparse, simple, concolorous. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose, P-; containing usnic acid, loxodin and norlobaridone.
  Rare, endemic, soil-inhabiting, known only from the Nullarbor area and the Flinders Ra. of S.A.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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