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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
Bulbothrix apophysata (Hale & Kurok.) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 480 (1974)Parmelia apophysata Hale & Kurok., Contr. U.S. Natl Herb. 36: 138 (1964). T: Piedra Blanca, La Vega, Dominican Republic, Allard 16073; holo: US; iso: TNS.  
  Thallus tightly adnate, to 3–6 cm wide. Lobes sublinear-elongate, 0.7–1.5 mm wide, margins densely ciliate; cilia bulbate, moderately inflated. Upper surface pale grey to greenish grey, flat, shiny, faintly maculate, irregularly cracked on older lobes; isidia sparse to moderately dense, simple, to 0.3 mm high. Medulla white. Lower surface variable, usually black at centre, dark brown in a broad marginal zone; rhizines dense, densely branched, pale brown to black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC+ rose, P-; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin and lobaric acid (major).
  Rare in Australia, occurring on bark on mangroves and trees in coastal forests in Qld. Known also from the Caribbean and Central America.  
  Elix (1994a)  

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