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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 queenslandica (Elix & G.N.Stevens) Elix
  Mycotaxon 47: 126 (1993); Parmelia queenslandica Elix & G.N.Stevens, Austral. J. Bot. 27: 873 (1979). T: Burleigh Heads National Park, Qld, 28 Aug. 1975, J.A.Elix 1145; holo: MEL.  
  Thallus adnate, to 2–4 cm wide. Lobes linear to sublinear-elongate, di- or trichotomously branched, 0.5–1 mm wide; margins with dense bulbate cilia forming a mat; cilia shiny, with forked apices. Upper surface pale grey to grey-green, flat or slightly convex, shiny, emaculate, becoming cracked; isidia sparse to moderately dense, cylindrical, simple, with black apices, less than 0.3 mm high. Medulla white. Lower surface black with pale brown zone at margin; rhizines moderately dense to dense, simple to dichotomously branched, black. Apothecia very rare, c. 1 mm wide (only immature apothecia seen), with coronate thalline exciple. Ascospores not developed. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; containing atranorin and chloroatranorin.
  This endemic species is found on bark on mangroves and trees in coastal forests in southern Qld and N.S.W.; also in Lord Howe Is.  
  Elix (1994a)  

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