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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
Relicina connivens (Kurok.) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 484 (1974)
Parmelia connivens Kurok. in M.E.Hale & S.Kurokawa, Contr. U.S. Natl Herb. 36: 142 (1964). T: Milne Bay District, Papua New Guinea, 11 Sept. 1954, R.D.Hoogland 4726; holo: BM; iso: L, US. *****Parmelia butleri Elix in J.A.Elix & G.N.Stevens, Austral. J. Bot. 27: 876 (1979); Relicina butleri (Elix) Elix & J.Johnst., Mycotaxon 27: 616 (1986). T: Chester River Gorge, McIlwraith Range, Cook district, Qld, 29 July 1978, G.Butler 465; holo: CANB; iso: MEL.
  Thallus foliose, adnate, to 5–10 cm wide. Lobes contiguous but sparingly imbricate, sublinear-elongate, subdichotomously branched, 1–6 mm wide, without lobules; cilia dense, conspicuous, becoming globose, 0.1–0.4 mm long. Upper surface yellow-green, flat to convex, shiny at lobe apices, becoming dull and rugulose in thallus centre, smooth, emaculate or faintly maculate, without isidia. Lower surface jet black; rhizines dense, shiny, irregularly and richly branched, black. Apothecia common, 1–2.5 mm wide; disc concave, cinnamon-brown to dark brown; thalline exciple ecoronate, retrorsely rhizinate. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 5–9 × 3.5–5.5 µm. Pycnidia immersed. Conidia bacilliform, 6–8 × 1 µm. CHEMISTRY: cortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC-, P-; containing usnic acid, protolichesterinic acid and ±two accessory unidentified compounds.
  Rare in Australia; on bark of canopy branches of rainforest trees in north Qld. Widespread in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Is.  
  Elix (1994v)  

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