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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 rupestris Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 319 (1986). T: Tinderry Mountains, east of Michelago, N.S.W., 26 May 1982, T.H.Nash 20455; holo: ASU.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, to 9 cm wide. Lobes moderately imbricate or in places suberect, flat, linear-elongate, subdichotomously branched, divaricate in places, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Upper surface yellow-green, shiny, emaculate, smooth, lacking soredia and isidia; lobe margins shiny, black or brown. Medulla white. Lower surface smooth, shiny or matt, black or very dark brown, sometimes with a paler zone towards apices; rhizines very sparse, simple, ±tufted, robust, concolorous. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; containing usnic acid, scabrosin 4-acetate 4'-butyrate, scabrosin 4-acetate 4'-hexanoate, scabrosin 4,4'-dibutyrate and scabrosin 4,4'-diacetate (trace).
  Very rare, endemic, on subalpine rock in southern Australia (W.A., N.S.W. and A.C.T.)).  
  Elix (1994z)  

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