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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 suberadicata (Abbayes) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 489 (1974); Parmelia suberadicata Abbayes, Mém. Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Sér. B, Biol. Vég. 10: 89 (1961). T: Madagascar, Centre moyen: route d'Ivato á Ambatofinandrahana, km 12, [12km on road from Ivato to Ambatofinandrahana, Central region, Madagascar], 4 Sept. 1965, H.R.N.des Abbayes; holo: REN; iso: US.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate, to 4–7 cm wide. Lobes moderately imbricate, flat, linear-elongate, dichotomously branched, not constricted, 0.5–1 (–1.5) mm wide; apices often becoming suberect, exposing lower surface. Upper surface yellow-green, darkening with age, shiny becoming dull, emaculate, smooth, lacking isidia and soredia; lobes with conspicuous black margins. Medulla white. Lower surface shiny, rugose, jet black; rhizines absent or very sparse, simple, robust, black. Apothecia not seen. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 5–6 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow, C-, P+ orange; containing usnic acid, stictic acid (major), constictic acid, cryptostictic acid (trace) and ±norstictic acid.
  Very rare, on rock in cooler mountain areas of Victoria; also on the South Is. of New Zealand, Madagascar and South Africa.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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