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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 subcrustulosa (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 971 (2004); Neofuscelia subcrustulosa Elix, Mycotaxon 71: 450 (1999). T: South Australia, Mt Lofty Ranges, 13.5 km N of Callington, 5°57'S, 143°10'E, 2660 m, on schist rocks in dry pasture, J. A. Elix 9447, 30.x.1981; holo: CANB.  
  Thallus subcrustose, very tightly adnate, saxicolous, 1-6 cm wide.  Lobes contiguous to slightly imbricate, flat, irregular, short to sublinear, 0.3-0.5 mm wide.  Upper surface black-brown to reddish brown, dull, paler, smooth, ±slightly shiny at the lobe apices, becoming fissured and areolate in thallus centre, lacking soredia and isidia.  Medulla white.  Lower surface dull, erhizinate, pale tan to brown; lower cortex in part agglutinated directly to substratum.  Apothecia common, ±immersed when young, becoming sessile or subimmersed, to 0.8 mm wide; disc ±flat, dark brown; thalline exciple entire.  Ascospores subspherical to ellipsoidal, 5.0-6.5 x 4.0-4.5 µm.  Pycnidia common.  Conidia slightly curved to bacilliform, 6-8.5 x 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: Cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K+ yellow then pale red, C-, P-; containing hypostictic acid (major), hyposalazinic acid (minor), hypoconstictic acid (minor), 4-O-methylhypoprotocetraric acid (trace).
  Known from rocks in south-western W.A. and southern S.A.  
  Elix (1999)  

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