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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 neoglabrans (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 969 (2004); Neofuscelia neoglabrans Elix, Mycotaxon 71: 445 (1999). T: South Australia: South Mt Lofty Ranges, along Saunders Creek, 6.5 km E of Springton, 34°42'S, 139°10'E, 300 m, on schist rocks in pasture and dry Eucalyptus woodland, J. A. Elix 23505, 2.i.1990; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus small-foliose or foliose, adnate to tightly adnate, terricolous or saxicolous, 1-4 cm wide.  Lobes weakly imbricate or not, flat to convex, sublinear to irregular, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, lacking laciniae.  Upper surface dark, chocolate brown, dull throughout or slightly shiny at lobe apices, ± smooth and flat at periphery, convex and ±grey pruinose within, becoming rugose, fissured and cracked, without isidia.  Lower surface ±dull, smooth, tan to dark brown, often mottled; rhizines sparse to moderate, simple, concolorous or becoming darker.  Apothecia common, sessile or short pedicellate, 1-4 mm wide;  disc concave at first, becoming ±flat or undulate, dark brown to black;  thalline exciple entire, ±pruinose.  Ascospores 7-9 x 5-6 µm.  Pycnidia common.  Conidia weakly bifusiform, 6-7 x 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC+ red, P-, UV+ strong blue-white;  containing alectoronic acid.
  Appears to be rare on rocks and soil along the eastern slopes of the Mt Lofty Ranges of S.A.; also in N.S.W.  
  Elix (1999)  

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