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Xanthoparmelia calida 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. @EXCL@ Clerc, P. (04-10-09). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

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

Taxonomic Literature: Mycotaxon 29: 361 (1987).

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

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenized; saxicolous.

Thallus: Foliose (small foliose to subcrustose), subdivided into main (lobes becoming cracked and often forming areolae in thallus centre) parts, irregular, lobed (small foliose to subcrustose); lobes elongate (subirregular to linear-elongate); branches applanate (moderately flattened); separate thallus parts.2-.8 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 2-4 cm in diameter. Upper Surface: Lime green (and darkening to deep olive-brown or blackish in older lobes), matt; immaculate; isidiate; isidia globular (globose then cylindrical), not ramified or ramified, coralloid; not sorediate. Lower Surface: Present, black; rhizinate (robust); rhizines sparse, black, not branched.

Medulla: White.

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

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; norlobaridone and usnic acid (other secondary metabolites: scabrosin 4-acetate 4´-butyrate, scabrosin 4-acetate 4´-hexanoate, scabrosin 4,4´dibutyrate), metabolite(s) of unresolved identity: present (unidentified scabrosin (trace)).

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

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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