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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 pantherina (Kurok.) Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 29: 371 (1987); Parmelia pantherina Kurok., Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 11: 89 (1985). T: [The] You Yangs near Geelong, Vic., 17 Feb. 1968, G.C.Bratt 68/98; holo: TNS.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely to moderately adnate, to 2–5 cm wide. Lobes often imbricate, flat, sublinear-elongate, di- or trichotomously branched, 0.3–1.5 (–2) mm wide. Upper surface yellow-green, shiny, with distinct or effigurate maculae, smooth, lacking isidia and soredia; lobe margins often black, particularly towards apices. Medulla white. Lower surface rugulose or not, black; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, robust, c. 0.3 mm long, black. Apothecia subpedicellate, 1–6 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown; thalline exciple smooth, thick, entire and involute, becoming crenate. Ascospores 6–8 × 4–5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 5–6 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ orange-red; containing usnic acid, norstictic acid (major), salazinic acid (major), connorstictic acid (minor) and consalazinic acid (minor).
  Rare, endemic, on rock in hinterland areas of S.A., N.S.W. and southern Vic.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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