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Xanthoparmelia globulifera (Kurok. & Filson) Hale

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled (Flora of Australia Vol. 55 Lichens-Lecanorales, Parmeliaceae). Data set author(s): Nöske, N. M. @EXCL@ Bungartz F. (06-04-26). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Currently accepted name Xanthoparmelia globulifera (Kurok. & Filson) Hale. Xanthoparmelia. Synonyms: Parmelia globulifera Kurok. & Filson; Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Parmelia globulifera Kurok. & Filson. Type: Parmelia globulifera Kurok. & Filson; type specimen label data: R. B. Filson 11940 p. p. max.; holo: MEL.

Taxonomic Literature: Mycotaxon 20: 79 (1984).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric. Continent: Australasia (rare, endemic). Checklist records: Australia (W.A., S.A., Qld. and N. S. W.).

Ecology: Lichenized; saxicolous; growing sun-exposed, under conditions which are dry.

Thallus: Foliose (foliose to subcrustose), irregular, lobed; lobes linear (sublinear); plane; separate thallus parts.6-1 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: Up to 13 cm long. Upper Surface: Lemon (citrine), matt; immaculate; isidiate (isidia numerous, apices epicorticate, markedly erumpent, barely becoming sorediate); isidia inflated, ramified (often branched). Lower Surface: Present, brown; attached by holdfasts (very tightly adnate); rhizinate (0.1-0.3 mm long); rhizines sparse, brown (yellow brown to brown).

Medulla: White.

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

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; usnic acid (other secondary metabolites: constipatic acid and protoconstipatic acid).

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

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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