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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 cerussata (Kurok.) Elix
  Mycotaxon 87: 398 (2003)
Parmelia cerussata Kurok., Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 11: 79 (1985); Paraparmelia cerussata (Kurok.) Elix & J.Johnst. in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & D.Verdon, Mycotaxon 27: 280 (1986). T: Moonbi Range, N of Tamworth, Main Divide, N.S.W., 28 Oct. 1965, S.Kurokawa 5154; holo: TNS.
  Thallus foliose, tightly adnate, to 3–7 cm wide. Lobes imbricate, sublinear-elongate to subirregular, subirregularly to subdichotomously branched, 0.4–1.5 mm wide. Upper surface pale to dark grey, flat, shiny, emaculate, smooth, lacking soredia and isidia. Lower surface pale tan to brown, darker at lobe margins; rhizines sparse, simple, robust, brown. Apothecia subpedicellate, 1.5–3 mm wide; disc concave, black-brown; thalline exciple entire, smooth. Ascospores 9–10 × 5–6 µm. Pycnidia common. Conidia 5–7 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then dark red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, norstictic acid (major) and connorstictic acid.
  A rare endemic species from upland areas of N.S.W. and southern Qld.  
  Elix (1994n)  

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