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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 canobolasensis Elix
  Mycotaxon 47: 122 (1993). T: Mt Canobolas, 8 km south-west of Orange, N.S.W., 6 Dec. 1989, J.Johnston 2909; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus foliose, adnate to tightly adnate, to 5–10 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, flat, subirregular, elongate, irregularly branched, constricted, 1–3 mm wide; laciniae overlying thallus centre, sometimes becoming dominant, subdichotomously branched, 0.4–1 mm wide. Upper surface yellow-green, becoming greyish, dull or shiny, emaculate, ±smooth, lacking soredia and isidia; lobes with distinct black margins. Medulla white. Lower surface smooth, black, brown-black at lobe apices; rhizines sparse, simple, concolorous. Apothecia sessile, 2–4 mm wide; disc concave, cinnamon-brown; thalline exciple thin, strongly involute, becoming crenulate and lacerate. Ascospores 7–10 × 5–6 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow then dark red, C-, KC-, P+ yellow-orange; containing usnic acid, norstictic acid (major), connorstictic acid (minor), hypostictic acid (minor/trace) and hyposalazinic acid (trace).
  Rare, endemic, known from the Orange district in N.S.W. and Tas. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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