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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 ramosissima (Kurok.) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 485 (1974)
Parmelia ramosissima Kurok. in M.E.Hale & S.Kurokawa, Contr. U.S. Natl Herb. 36: 145 (1964). T: Tenimber Island, Moluccas, Indonesia, 2 Apr. 1938, P.Buwalda 4583; holo: BO; iso: US.
  Thallus foliose, adnate, to 3–10 cm wide. Lobes crowded, sparingly imbricate, linear-elongate, dichotomously branched, 0.7–2 mm wide, without lobules; cilia numerous, gradually inflated to globose, to 1 mm long, becoming apically branched. Upper surface yellow-green, flat, slightly shiny, smooth, maculate, without isidia. Lower surface pale brown to dark brown; rhizines dense, simple to densely branched and agglutinated, pale brown. Apothecia common, 1–2.5 mm wide; disc concave, brown to dark brown; thalline exciple ecoronate, retrorsely rhizinate. Ascospores subglobose, c. 3 × 2 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: ccortex K-, UV-; medulla K-, C-, KC+ red, P+ brick red; containing usnic acid, fumarprotocetraric acid (trace), succinprotocetraric acid (major) and protocetraric acid (trace).
  Very rare in Australia, being known only from a single collection on bark of mangroves in Qld. Common on trunks and canopy branches of dipterocarps in rainforests in the Philippines, West Malaysia, Sabah and Indonesia.  
  Elix (1994v)  

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