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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 flindersiana (Elix & P.M.Armstr.) Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 253 (1986); Parmelia flindersiana Elix & P.M.Armstr., Austral. J. Bot. 31: 474 (1983). T: along the road to Artimore, 1.6 km from Narrina River [Ck], Flinders Ranges, S.A., 17 Nov. 1975, R.B.Filson 15570 & S.Filson; holo: MEL.  
  Thallus foliose, tightly adnate, to 2–8 cm wide. Lobes imbricate or not, flat, sublinear-elongate to irregular, irregularly branched, 1–2 (–5) mm wide; apices rounded or shallowly notched. Upper surface yellow-green, blackening with age, smooth at margins, shiny, emaculate; older lobes becoming rugulose and transversely or irregularly cracked but not areolate; lobe margins ±blackened; isidia in thallus centre, simple, globose; isidia apices epicorticate, becoming inflated and ±erumpent but not sorediose. Medulla white. Lower surface shiny, pale brown to brown, darker at lobe apices; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, short, concolorous. Apothecia sessile, c. 1 mm wide (immature); disc concave, dark brown; thalline exciple isidiate. No mature ascospores observed. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow then dark red, C-, P+ intense yellow; containing usnic acid, norstictic acid, connorstictic acid, ±hypostictic acid (trace) and ±hypoconstictic acid (trace).
  Scattered on rock in subarid and arid areas of inland W.A., S.A., N.S.W. and Vic.; also on the South Is. of New Zealand (Marlborough).  
  Elix (1994z)  

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