Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Xanthoparmelia stuartensis Elix & J.Johnst.
  Mycotaxon 29: 367 (1987). T: Mount Stuart, SSW of Townsville, Qld, 3 July 1986, J.A.Elix 21227 & H.Streimann; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus foliose, adnate, to 6 cm wide. Lobes imbricate or not, irregular, irregularly branched, 1–3 mm wide; margins shiny, often black. Upper surface yellow-green, broadly undulating, shiny, appearing subgranulate in centre, emaculate, without soredia; isidia numerous, laminal, simple, wart-like, globose or shortly cylindrical, small (to 0.3 mm high); isidia apices syncorticate and entire. Medulla white. Lower surface flat, brown to dark brown, with lobe apices black-brown; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, short, concolorous. Apothecia rare, subpedicellate, to 4 mm wide; disc convex, brown to pale brown; thalline exciple involute at first, entire, persistent, densely isidiate. Ascospores 8–10 × 4–6 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P+ red-orange; containing usnic acid, protocetraric acid (major) and virensic acid (minor).
  Rare, endemic, known only from the type locality. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994z)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new