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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 graniticola (Elix & Kantvilas) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 968 (2004); Neofuscelia graniticola Elix & Kantvilas, in Elix, Mycotaxon 71: 441 (1999). T: Tasmania: Mt Cameron, 40°59'S, 147°56'E, 350 m, on moist, flat granite rocks in dry sclerophyll forest, G. Kantvilas 130/97 & J. A. Elix, 22 April 1997; holo: HO.  
  Thallus small-foliose to subcrustose in the centre, adnate to tightly adnate, to 3 cm wide.  Lobes not or very sparingly imbricate, ±contiguous, sublinear, subdichotomously branched, 0.2-0.6 mm wide.  Upper surface dark brown, dull throughout or slightly shiny at lobe apices, ±smooth, flat to mainly convex, becoming fissured, subareolate, moderately isidiate; isidia cylindrical, simple for the most part or sparingly branched, to 0.3 mm high, with syncorticate, intact apices.  Medulla white.  Lower surface dull, smooth, black, canaliculate in part, sparsely rhizinate; rhizines simple, black.  Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC-, UV-;  containing barbatic acid (major), 4-O-demethylbarbatic acid (minor/trace).
  Known only from the type locality in Tas.  
  Elix (1999)  

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