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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 burmeisteri (Elix) Egan
  Bryologist 85: 129 (1982); Parmelia burmeisteri Elix, Austral. J. Bot. 24: 664 (1976). T: south of Nimmitabel, along Snowy Mountains Hwy, N.S.W., 20 Jan. 1976, J.A.Elix 1613; holo: MEL; iso: CANB.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, to 6–8 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, flat, sublinear to sublinear-elongate, dichotomously branched, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; ±subascending at apices. Upper surface greenish yellow, shiny, distinctly to effigurately maculate, smooth, without soredia and isidia; lobes often black-margined particularly towards apices. Medulla white. Lower surface rugulose or not, black; rhizines sparse, simple, robust, 0.3–1.5 mm long, black. Apothecia subpedicellate, 3–7 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown; thalline exciple maculate, thick, entire and involute, becoming dentate and cracked. Ascospores 6–8 × 4–5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 6 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ yellow, P-; containing usnic acid, barbatic acid (major) and 4-O-demethylbarbatic acid (minor).
  Very rare, in eucalypt woodland in southern tablelands of N.S.W., A.C.T. and W.A.; also in South Africa. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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