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 brattii (Essl.) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 966 (2004); Parmelia brattii Essl. in C.F.Culberson & T.L.Esslinger, Bryologist 79: 42 (1976); Neofuscelia brattii (Essl.) Essl., Mycotaxon 7: 49 (1978). T: Mt Roy, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, 1972, G.C.Bratt 72/1531; holo: DUKE; iso: HO.  
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate to adnate or becoming pulvinate, to 3–6 cm wide. Lobes imbricate or entangled, flat to slightly convex, short and rounded, 1.5–3 mm wide, without laciniae. Upper surface dark olive-brown to brown-black or grey-black, noticeably paler and more yellow-brown on lobe ends, smooth and shiny at lobe apices, becoming dull, pitted and rugose to strongly rugose towards thallus centre, without isidia. Lower surface dull, smooth, brown-black to black, sometimes paler at lobe ends; rhizines moderately dense, simple, to 0.7 mm long, black. Apothecia common, sessile, 1–2 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown to brown-black; thalline exciple entire. Ascospores 8–11.5 × 5.5–7 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia weakly bifusiform, often unequally so, 5.5–7 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose or reddish, P-, UV-; containing 4-O-methylolivetoric acid (major), ±olivetoric acid (trace), ±microphyllinic acid (trace) and ±scabrosin 4-acetate 4'-butyrate.
  Apparently rare in W.A. and S.A.; also occurs in New Zealand. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994m)  

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