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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 murina (Kurok.) Elix
  Mycotaxon 87: 400 (2003)
Parmelia murina Kurok., Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 11: 85 (1985); Paraparmelia murina (Kurok.) Elix & J.Johnst. in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & D.Verdon, Mycotaxon 27: 280 (1986). T: just N of Reedy Ck Bridge, Windsor to Singleton Road, N.S.W., 27 Oct. 1965, S.Kurokawa 5129; holo: TNS; iso: MEL.
  Thallus foliose, moderately adnate to adnate, to 4–6 cm wide. Lobes crowded and imbricate in centre, subirregular to sublinear, irregularly branched, 1–3 mm wide; often developing laciniae in centre, linear-elongate, subdichotomously branched, 0.2–1 mm wide; apices subrotund. Upper surface pale grey to dark grey, flat, dull, emaculate, smooth, without soredia; lobes often black-margined; lobe apices shiny, ±brown; isidia sparse to dense, cylindrical, slender, simple or becoming coralloid-branched, with apices syncorticate and intact. Lower surface black; rhizines moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia sessile, 2–8 mm wide; disc concave then undulate-distorted, red-brown to dark brown; thalline exciple rugulose, densely isidiate, thick and involute, becoming thinner. Ascospores 7–10 × 5–6 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then dark red, C-, P+ intense yellow; containing atranorin, salazinic acid (major), consalazinic acid (minor) and ±protocetraric acid (trace).
  A common species in southern and eastern Australia (S.A., Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T. and Vic.); also occurs in Lord Howe Is. and New Zealand.  
  Elix (1994n)  

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