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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 subimitatrix (Essl.) O.Blanco, A.Crespo, Elix, D.Hawksw. & Lumbsch
  Taxon 53: 971 (2004); Parmelia subimitatrix Essl., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 42: 149 (1977); Neofuscelia subimitatrix (Essl.) Essl., Mycotaxon 7: 53 (1978). T: Drakensberg, Mont aux-Sources area, Beacon Buttress, Bergville District, Natal, South Africa, E.A.Schelpe 1370; holo: BOL.  
  Thallus foliose, moderately adnate to adnate, to 2–6 cm wide. Lobes discrete to subimbricate, flat to weakly convex, sublinear to subirregular, 0.5–2 mm wide. Upper surface yellowish brown to reddish brown or dark brown, dull or slightly shiny, smooth at margins, becoming rugose and cracked on older lobes, without isidia; marginal lobes epruinose. Lower surface pale tan to brown; rhizines moderately dense, simple, to 0.8 mm long, brown or often blackened. Apothecia common, sessile, to 5 mm wide; disc flat to weakly concave, becoming strongly concave, irregular or lacerate, dark brown; thalline exciple entire to weakly crenate or lacerate. Ascospores 8–10.5 × 4–5 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia bifusiform, 5.5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, HNO3+ dark blue-green; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose-red, P-, UV-; containing physodic acid.
  Rare in W.A.; also occurs in southern Africa. Grows on rock or on soil.  
  Elix (1994m)  

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