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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 sorediata (Elix & P.Child) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, & Lumbsch
  in Blanco et al., Taxon 53: 971 (2004)
Chondropsis sorediata Elix & P.Child, Brunonia 9: 113 (1987). T:old terrace just below Victoria Bridge, Waitiri, Kawarau Gorge, Otago, New Zealand, P.Child 2338 p.p.; holo: CHR.
  Thallus forming rosettes to 1–2 cm wide when wet, contracting into convex clumps to 0.5–1 cm wide, rolling up and becoming subglobose with underside of lobes outermost when dry. Lobes separate, not at all imbricate, linear-elongate, 1–2 mm wide; apices rounded, curling inwards when dry. Upper surface pale yellow to pale yellow-green, becoming pale olive-green, often shiny, obscurely maculate; apices (and rarely lobe margins) becoming swollen and developing terminal, sublabriform soralia; soredia farinose. Lower surface rarely canaliculate in part, rugulose. Apothecia very rare, sessile to subpedicellate, 0.5–2 mm wide; thalline exciple smooth or becoming sorediate, thick, prominent, crenulate or minutely fissured, concolorous with thallus. Ascospores 5–6 × 2.5 µm (may be immature). Pycnidia not known. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ pale brown, C-, P+ orange-red; containing usnic acid, fumarprotocetraric acid, succinprotocetraric acid and ±protocetraric acid (trace).
  Rare in Australia, known only from one locality in N.S.W. Chondropsis sorediata and C. semiviridisare normally sympatric in New Zealand, where the former species is more common.  
  Elix (1994e)  

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