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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 iniquita Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 270 (1986). T: Weddin State Forest, 25 km west-south-west of Grenfell, N.S.W., 14 July 1978, J.A.Elix 4781; holo: CANB. ***** [Parmelia subfuscescens auct. non Nyl. [= Xanthoparmelia phaeophana (Stirt.) Hale]: R.B.Filson, Checklist of Australian Lichens 1st edn, 76 (1983)]  
  Thallus foliose, loosely to moderately adnate, to 6–8 cm wide. Lobes variable, moderately to sparingly imbricate, flat, irregular to linear-elongate, irregularly branched, 2–3 (–5) mm wide; occasionally developing narrower (0.8–1.5 mm) subdichotomously branched laciniae; apices crenulate, ±round. Upper surface yellow-green, darkening, slightly shiny or dull, emaculate, becoming rugose and cracked, lacking isidia and soredia; lobe margins usually blackening. Medulla white. Lower surface pale ivory to tan, darker towards lobe apices; rhizines moderately dense to dense, simple or very rarely sparingly branched, concolorous. Apothecia scattered, sessile, to 8 mm wide; disc concave then undulate-distorted, brown to dark brown; thalline exciple thick and involute, becoming thin, persistent. Ascospores 8–9 × 5–5.5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 5–6 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ pale brown, C-, P+ orange-red; containing usnic acid, fumarprotocetraric acid, succinprotocetraric acid and ±protocetraric acid (trace).
  A rarely collected species, on rock in upland areas with moderate rainfall in south-eastern Australia (Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.).  
  Elix (1994z)  

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