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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 scabrosina (Elix) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 970 (2004); Neofuscelia scabrosina Elix, Mycotaxon 47: 112 (1993). T: Camels Peak, W.A., 24 May 1972, N.Sammy s.n.; holo: PERTH 810191.  
  Thallus foliose, moderately adnate, to 8 cm wide. Lobes discrete to partly imbricate, flat, irregular to sublinear-elongate, 1–3 mm wide. Upper surface olive-brown or dark brown to black-brown, dull, markedly rugose, or slightly shiny and smooth at lobe apices, lacking isidia. Lower surface pale tan to light brown, sometimes darkening towards lobe apices; rhizines moderately dense to dense, simple, short, to 0.5 mm long, concolorous or becoming darker. Apothecia common, shortly pedicellate, 3–5 mm wide; disc concave, becoming ±flat or undulate, black-brown; thalline exciple thin, entire. Ascospores 6–9 × 3.5–5.5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, sometimes only weakly so, 5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-, UV-; containing constipatic acid (major), protoconstipatic acid (major), scabrosin 4,4'-diacetate, scabrosin 4,4'-dibutyrate, scabrosin 4-acetate 4'-butyrate and ursolic acid.
  A rare endemic species known only from the type locality. Grows on soil.  
  Elix (1994m)  

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