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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 tegeta Elix & J.Johnst.
  in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & P.M.Armstrong, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 339 (1986). T: near Diggers Creek, Kosciusko National Park, N.S.W., 21 Jan. 1976, J.A.Elix 1718; holo: CANB; iso: MEL.  
  TThallus foliose, loosely to moderately adnate, to 4–7 cm wide. Lobes contiguous to imbricate, flat, linear-elongate, dichotomously to subirregularly branched, generally irregularly constricted, 0.3–1 (–1.5) mm wide; laciniae often densely imbricate, resulting in a compact mat. Upper surface yellow-green, darkening with age, shiny becoming dull, emaculate, smooth, lacking soredia and isidia; lobes with conspicuous black margins. Medulla white. Lower surface shiny, black; rhizines moderately dense, ±projecting beyond margins, often rhizinate to margins and appearing ciliate, simple or rarely dichotomously branched, to 2 mm long, black. Apothecia rare, sessile, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown; thalline exciple smooth. Ascospores 6–9.5 × 3.5–5.5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bacilliform, 6–7 × 0.5 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K+ yellow, C-, P+ orange; containing usnic acid, stictic acid (major), constictic acid and small quantities of norstictic acid and cryptostictic acid.
  Relatively common, on rock in cooler mountain and subalpine areas of southern Australia (W.A., S.A., N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.); also on the South Is. of New Zealand and in South Africa.  
  Elix (1994z)  

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