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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 lynii Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 33: 358 (1988). T: Brett Creek, Harts Range, N.T., May 1985, L.A.Craven s.n., holo: CANB; iso: MEL.  
  Thallus foliose, adnate, to 5–10 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, highly congested, irregular to sublinear, irregularly branched, 0.4–1 (–2) mm wide, becoming laciniate in thallus centre; laciniae revolute. Upper surface yellow-green, convex, shiny at apices, otherwise dull, emaculate, without soredia; isidia simple, globose then distorted-cylindrical, inflated, 0.1–0.2 mm high; isidia apices syncorticate and solid. Medulla white. Lower surface ±canaliculate, ivory to pale tan; apices often darkening to dark grey; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, slender, 0.3–0.5 mm long, brown. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose, P-; containing usnic acid, norlobaridone (major), loxodin (minor) and ursolic acid (trace).
  Very rare, endemic, known only from the type locality. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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