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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 franklinensis (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 968 (2004); Neofuscelia franklinensis Elix, Mycotaxon 71: 439 (1999). T: Australian Capital Territory: Brindabella Range, summit of Mt Franklin, 45 km WSW of Canberra, 35°29'S, 148°47'E, 1644 m, on schistose stones in subalpine grassland with scattered Eucalyptus pauciflora, J. A. Elix 43018, 11.i.1999; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus small foliose to subcrustose, tightly adnate, saxicolous, to 5 cm wide.  Lobes contiguous to imbricate, convex centrally, almost flat or convex at apices, irregular to sublinear, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, with subascending laciniae, laciniae sublinear, subirregularly branched, 0.4-1.0 mm wide.  Upper surface olive-brown to black-brown, paler and shiny at the lobe apices, dull and becoming rugose, fissured and subareolate in older parts of the thallus, sparsely lobulate-isidiate; lobulate isidia coralloid-branched, subcylindrical at apices; apices syncorticate, blacked, shiny, intact  Medulla white.  Lower surface shiny, pale tan to brown, wrinkled, lacking rhizines; attached to the substatum by loboid holdfasts.  Apothecia common, sessile, 3-5 mm wide; disc weakly concave, becoming flat, then undulate distorted and gyrose; thalline exciple rugulose, entire.  Ascospores ellipsoidal, containing oil drops, 8-11 x 5-6 µm.  Pycnidia common.  Conidia subbifusiform, 6-8 x 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green, medulla K-, C+ pink, KC+ pink, P-; containing gyrophoric acid (major), lecanoric acid (minor/trace).
  Known only from N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.  
  Elix (1999)  

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