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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 incantata (Essl.) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 968 (2004); Parmelia incantata Essl.; Neofuscelia incantata (Essl.) Essl., Mycotaxon 7: 50 (1978). T: S side of Roma Valley, Division Maseru, Lesotho, 1962, L.Kofler s.n.; holo: LD.  
  Thallus foliose, adnate to tightly adnate, to 2–6 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, flat, sublinear-elongate to subirregular, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Upper surface yellowish brown to dark brown, dull or slightly shiny, smooth at thallus margins, becoming rugulose on older lobes; isidia cylindrical, simple or branched, with apices syncorticate and intact. Lower surface dark brown to black, often paler at lobe apices; rhizines moderately dense, simple, to 0.7 mm long, black. Apothecia not seen. Pycnidia rare. Conidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose-red, P-, UV-; containing physodic acid.
  A relatively common species in southern Australia (W.A., S.A. and Vic.); also occurs in southern Africa. Grows on rock, soil, or rarely on wood.  
  Elix (1994m)  

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