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
Canoparmelia norsticticata (G.N.Stevens) Elix & Hale
  Mycotaxon 27: 278 (1986); Parmelia norsticticata G.N.Stevens in J.A.Elix & G.N.Stevens, Austral. J. Bot. 27: 881 (1979). T: Serpentine Creek, Cribb Island, Moreton Bay, Qld, 28 Mar. 1977, G.N.Stevens 2652; holo: MEL; iso: CANB.  
  Thallus adnate, to 3–5 cm wide. Lobes crowded, imbricate, subirregular, 2–3 mm wide; apices rotund. Upper surface pale grey to grey-green, strongly ridged and rugose, sparsely maculate, sometimes pruinose, lacking isidia; soredia dense, farinose; soralia produced along ridges, large, capitate, sometimes coalescing. Medulla white. Lower surface black with pale zone at margin; rhizines moderately dense, short, simple, rarely projecting beyond margins, black. Apothecia rare, subpedicellate, 1–1.5 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown; thalline exciple sorediate. Ascospores 10–14 × 5–7 µm wide. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, choloroatranorin, norstictic acid (major), stictic acid (major) and constictic acid (minor).
  An endemic species found in mangroves in W.A., in coastal woodland in Qld and, more rarely, N.S.W. Grows on bark.  
  Elix (1994c)  

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