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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 neomongaensis (Elix & J.Johnst.) Elix
  Mycotaxon 87: 400 (2003)
Paraparmelia neomongaensis Elix & J.Johnst., Mycotaxon 32: 404 (1988). T: Pigeon House Mountain, W of Ulladulla, N.S.W., 2 Dec. 1986, J.A.Elix 21302 & H.Streimann; holo: CANB.
  Thallus small-foliose to subcrustose, tightly adnate, to 1–3 cm wide, sometimes coalescing into larger patches. Lobes scarcely imbricate, radiating at periphery, contiguous within, crowded, flat, sublinear, dichotomously branched, 0.2–0.6 (–0.8) mm wide. Upper surface pale grey, darkening to grey-black in older lobes, shiny and black-margined towards lobe apices, becoming dull, emaculate, smooth, developing transverse cracks, becoming rugose and occasionally areolate, lacking soredia and isidia. Lower surface black, brown towards lobe margins; rhizines moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow thendark red, C-, P+ orange-red; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, norstictic acid (major), lobaric acid (major), stenosporonic acid (major), colensoic acid (minor), connorstictic acid (trace), hyposalazinic acid (trace), divaronic acid (trace) and unidentified compound (trace).
  A rare endemic species currently known only from the type locality in southern N.S.W.  
  Elix (1994n)  

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