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Xanthoparmelia heinarii Elix & J. Johnst.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled (Flora of Australia Vol. 55 Lichens-Lecanorales, Parmeliaceae). Data set author(s): Nöske, N. M. @EXCL@ Bungartz F. (06-04-28). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

Type Information: Basionym: Xanthoparmelia heinarii Elix & J. Johnst. Type: Xanthoparmelia heinarii Elix & J. Johnst.; type specimen label data: H. Streimann 38549; holo: CBG; iso: BM, CHR, MEL, US.

Taxonomic Literature: Mycotaxon 33: 357 (1988).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric. Continent: Australasia (rare, endemic, only known from the type locality). Checklist records: Australia (N.S.W.).

Ecology: Lichenized; saxicolous.

Thallus: Foliose (small foliose to subcrustose), irregular, lobed; lobes linear (sublinear), imbricate (moderately imbricate); separate thallus parts.3-.8-(1) mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 5-8 cm in diameter. Upper Surface: Lime green, plane, glossy (shiny) (at least at lobe apices); fissurate (becoming irregularly cracked); immaculate; isidiate (apices epicorticate and ultimately erumpent but not sorediate); isidia central, globular (subglobose then subcylindrical or expanding laterally), not ramified (rarely branched); not sorediate. Lower Surface: Present, black (shiny black); attached by holdfasts (tightly adnate); rhizinate (0.1-0.2 mm long); rhizines sparse or moderately abundant, black, not branched.

Medulla: White.

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

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; norstictic acid (norstictic acid (major) and connorstictic acid (minor)) and usnic acid.

Spot Tests: Cortex: KC – medulla: K + yellow changing to red, C –, PD + deep yellow.

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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