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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 fumarprotocetrarica (Elix & J.Johnst.) Elix
  Mycotaxon 87: 399 (2003)
Paraparmelia fumarprotocetrarica Elix & J.Johnst., Mycotaxon 32: 403 (1988). T: Keperra, Brisbane, Qld, 15 June 1983, R.W.Rogers 2652; holo: MEL.
  Thallus foliose, loosely adnate to adnate, to 8 cm wide. Lobes highly imbricate, sublinear to irregular, irregularly branched, 1–2 mm wide; laciniae rarely developing, central, 0.4–1 mm wide; apices subrotund. Upper surface grey to dark grey, blackening, mostly flat, shiny, emaculate, smooth, without soredia; lobe margins often blackening; lobe apices slightly brownish; isidia dense in thallus centre, scattered on marginal lobes, cylindrical, slender, becoming coralloid-branched, with apices syncorticate and intact. Lower surface smooth, black, sometimes brown at lobe margins; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ pale yellow-brown, C-, P+ brick red; containing atranorin, fumarprotocetraric acid (major), succinprotocetraric acid (trace), protocetraric acid (trace) and ursolic acid.
  A rare endemic species known only from the type locality in southern Qld.  
  Elix (1994n)  

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