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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
Canoparmelia herveyensis Elix
  Mycotaxon 47: 102 (1993). T: Hervey Range, south-west of Townsville, Qld, 20 June 1986, J.A.Elix 20427 & H.Streimann; holo: CBG; iso: MEL.  
  Thallus adnate, to 5–8 cm wide. Lobes moderately imbricate, subirregular, 2–4 mm wide; apices rotund. Upper surface pale grey, smooth, becoming irregularly rugose towards centre, without isidia; pustulate-sorediate, pustules coalescing in a coarsely sorediate mass in older portions of thallus. Medulla mostly white, partly orange-brown adjacent to lower surface. Lower surface black, with brown zone at margins; rhizines sparse, simple, black. Apothecia and pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P+ orange-red; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, protocetraric acid (major) and virensic acid (trace); lower medulla containing euplectin (minor).
  Apparently rare endemic species occurring on rock in the hinterland of north Qld. Currently only known from the type collection. Grows on rock.  
  Elix (1994c)  

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