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Xanthoparmelia aurifera Elix & J. Johnst.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled (Flora of Australia Vol. 55 Lichens-Lecanorales 2, Parmeliaceae). Data set author(s): Nöske, N. M. (04-09-22). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Currently accepted name Xanthoparmelia aurifera Elix & J. Johnst. Xanthoparmelia. Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Xanthoparmelia aurifera Elix & J. Johnst. Type: Xanthoparmelia aurifera Elix & J. Johnst.

Taxonomic Literature: Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 197 (1986).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric (endemic). Continent: Australasia. Checklist records: Australia.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; terricolous; growing under conditions which are dry (in dry sclerophyll forest).

Thallus: Foliose, subdivided into main parts, isotomic-dichotomous (subdichotomously to dichotomously branched), lobed; lobes elongate (sublinear-elongate), imbricate (or not, +/- separated near margin of thallus); separate thallus parts.2-1-(2) mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: .5-2 cm in diameter. Thallus Outline: Orbicular (forming rosettes). Upper Surface: Dark yellow (pale yellow to pale yellow-green), matt, smooth; maculate; not isidate; sorediate; soralia terminal (and rarely upper surface and margins), capitate, soredia farinose. Lower Surface: Present (partly canaliculate), yellow (pale yellow to yellow brown); not attached, thallus vagrant (unattached or loosely adnate); rhizinate; rhizines sparse or moderately abundant, black, not branched (rhizines simple or rarely sparsely branched).

Medulla: White.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; throughout the thallus medulla, constictic acid, norstictic acid, stictic acid (stictic acid (major), contains also cryptostictic (trace) and +/- ursolic acid), and usnic acid.

Spot Tests: Cortex: KC – medulla: K + yellow, C –, PD + orange.

UV-Fluorescence: Upper thallus surface – (negative).

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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