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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 kalbarriensis Elix, in Elix & Kantvilas
  Mycotaxon 73: 445 (1999). T: Western Australia: Z Bend, Murchison River Canyon, Kalbarri National Park, on exposed sandstone, H. T. Lumbsch 5534d, 29 Aug. 1987; holo: CANB; iso: PERTH.  
  Thallus small-foliose to subcrustose, tightly adnate, to 3 cm wide.  Lobes barely imbricate or not so, flat, sublinear to subirregular, irregularly branched, 0.5-1.0 mm wide, lacking laciniae.  Upper surface yellow-green or darkening with age, dull, shiny towards the lobe apices, emaculate, lacking soredia; older lobes with tangential or irregular cracks, becoming areolate, isidiate; isidia cylindrical, simple or sparingly branched, with apices syncorticate, not inflated, ±eroding but not sorediose.  Medulla white.  Lower surface pale brown to brown, darker at the apices; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, concolorous.  Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K+ pale yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ yellow;  containing atranorin (minor), usnic acid (minor), norstictic acid (major), connorstictic acid (trace), methyl pseudonorstictate (trace), constipatic acid (major), protoconstipatic acid (major).
  Known only from the type locality.  
  Elix & Kantvilas (1999a)  

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