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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 owariensis (Asah.) Elix
  Mycotaxon 47: 127 (1993); Parmelia owariensis Asah., J. Jap. Bot. 28: 135 (1953); Pseudoparmelia owariensis (Asah.) Hale, Phytologia 29: 190 (1974); Paraparmelia owariensis (Asah.) Elix & J.Johnst., Mycotaxon 27: 280 (1986). T: Inuyama, Province Owari, Japan, 26 Aug. 1938, Y.Asahina; lecto: TNS, fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 31: 39 (1976).  
  Thallus adnate to tightly adnate, to 2–5 cm wide. Lobes moderately imbricate, sublinear to subirregular, 0.5–3 mm wide, apices ±truncate. Upper surface whitish grey, flat, smooth or becoming rugulose, continuous or often becoming cracked; pustulate-isidiate, isidia coarse, short, cylindrical to irregularly inflated, rarely bursting open apically and becoming coarsely sorediate. Medulla mostly white; lower medulla sometimes with scattered yellow patches. Lower surface black, brown at margins; rhizines sparse, simple, black. Apothecia sessile, 1–2 mm wide; disc concave, dark brown to brown; thalline exciple pustulate. Ascospores 7–9 × 4–5 µm. Pycnidia rare. Conidia weakly bifusiform, 5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; pigmented medulla K+ violet; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, divaricatic acid (major) and nordivaricatic acid (trace); lower medulla containing euplectin (when pigmented).
  Scattered on rock in drier hinterland areas of tropical W.A., N.T. and Qld; also occurs in Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan.  
  Elix (1994c)  

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