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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
Parmelinella wallichiana (Taylor) Elix & Hale
  Mycotaxon 29: 242 (1987)
Parmelia wallichiana Taylor, London J. Bot. 6: 176 (1847); Parmelina wallichiana (Taylor) Hale, Phytologia 28: 483 (1974). T: Nepal, N.Wallich; lecto: FH-TAYL, fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 33: 51 (1976).
  Thallus loosely adnate to adnate, to 5–20 cm wide. Lobes irregularly branched, 3–10 mm wide; margins ±crenate, lobulate with age, ciliate especially in axils; cilia c. 0.5 mm long. Upper surface yellowish grey to pale grey-green, shiny, irregularly cracked on older lobes, sparsely isidiate; isidia cylindrical, mostly simple, 0.2–0.8 mm high. Lower surface with naked or papillate, dark brown, rather wide zone near lobe apices; rhizines sparse to moderately dense, simple, black. Apothecia rare, 2–7 mm wide. Ascospores 14–18 × 8–10 µm. Pycnidia rare. Conidia 5–6 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, KC-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, salazinic acid (major), consalazinic acid and secalonic acid A.
  Scattered on rocks and trees in Qld; also occurs in Africa, India, SE Asia and Japan.  
  Elix (1994q)  

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