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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 globulifera (Kurok. & Filson) Hale
  Mycotaxon 20: 79 (1984); Parmelia globulifera Kurok. & Filson, Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 1: 38 (1975). T: Wynbring Rocks, north of Wynbring on Transcontinental Railway Line, S.A., 28 Oct. 1970, R.B.Filson 11940 p.p. max.; holo: MEL.  
  Thallus foliose to subcrustose, very tightly adnate, to 13 cm wide. Lobes not imbricate, ±discrete at thallus periphery, flat, sublinear, irregularly branched, 0.6–1 mm wide. Upper surface pale yellow, dull, emaculate; older lobes irregularly or transversely cracked and becoming areolate; isidia numerous, often branched; isidia apices epicorticate, ±inflated and markedly erumpent, barely becoming sorediate. Medulla white. Lower surface brown; rhizines sparse, 0.1–0.3 mm long, yellow-brown to brown. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; containing usnic acid, constipatic acid and protoconstipatic acid.
  Rare, endemic, scattered on exposed rock in arid and hinterland areas (W.A., S.A., Qld and N.S.W.).  
  Elix (1994z)  

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