Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Xanthoparmelia spodochroa (Kurok. & Filson) Elix
  Mycotaxon 87: 401 (2003)
Parmelia spodochroa Kurok. & Filson, Bull. Natl Sci. Mus., ser. B, 1: 46 (1975); Pseudoparmelia spodochroa (Kurok. & Filson) Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 31: 50 (1976); Paraparmelia spodochroa (Kurok. & Filson) Elix & J.Johnst. in J.A.Elix, J.Johnston & D.Verdon, Mycotaxon 27: 281 (1986). T: Warren Gorge, 17.7 km N of Quorn, Flinders Ranges, S.A., 30 Oct. 1970, R.B.Filson 11976; holo: MEL; iso: TNS.
  Thallus foliose, tightly adnate, to 3–4 cm wide. Lobes rarely becoming imbricate, irregular, irregularly branched, 1–2 mm wide; apices subrotund. Upper surface pale grey to ash grey, blackening at lobe apices, convex, dull, emaculate, smooth but becoming cracked towards thallus centre, without soredia and isidia. Lower surface pale brown, becoming dark brown to black-brown at lobe apices; rhizines sparse or scattered, simple, concolorous. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then dark red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, salazinic acid (major) and consalazinic acid (minor).
  A scattered endemic species in inland and hinterland localities (S.A., Qld, N.S.W. and A.C.T.).  
  Elix (1994n)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new