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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 leppii (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 968 (2004); Neofuscelia leppii Elix, Mycotaxon 71: 441 (1999). T: South Australia: 6 km E of Sedan, 34°34'S, 139°20'E, 80 m, on soil in mallee scrub, J. A. Elix 26359, 24 Sept. 1991; holo: CANB; iso: HO.  
  Thallus foliose, terricolous, moderately to loosely adnate, to 8 cm wide  Lobes imbricate, flat or slightly convex at the apices, becoming more strongly convex towards thallus centre, sublinear to subirregular, 1.0-3.0 mm wide, irregularly branched; laciniae developing at periphery, along the lobe margins or within thallus, terete to subterete, sublinear-elongate, subdichotomously branched, 0.3-0.8 mm wide.  Upper surface black-brown to chocolate-brown, paler at the thallus periphery, dull to slightly shiny and ±pruinose the apices, smooth or becoming rugose, isidiate; isidia globose at first, then subcylindrical, ±irregularly inflated or lobulate, with apices syncorticate, intact.  Medulla white.  Lower surface black, sparsely to moderately rhizinate; rhizines black, short, simple or occasionally tufted, slender.  Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green, medulla K-, C-, P-, UV+ blue-white; containing alectoronic acid.
  Known from south-eastern S.A. and N.S.W.  
  Elix (1999)  

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