Botanische Staatssammlung München © 1995–2008
Data remain intellectual property of the data set authors.

Xanthoparmelia metastrigosa (Elix) 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. (06-05-16). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

Type Information: Basionym: Parmelia metastrigosa Elix. Type: Parmelia metastrigosa Elix; type specimen label data: J. A. Elix 4627; holo: MEL.

Taxonomic Literature: Mycotaxon 20: 79 (1984).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric; subalpine. Continent: Australasia. Checklist records: Australia (endemic, only known from Mt Canobolas, N.S.W., where it is particularly common).

Ecology: Lichenized; saxicolous (on rock and pebbles); growing sun-exposed.

Thallus: Foliose, irregular (dichotomously or irregularly branched), lobed; lobes elongate or linear, ascending (subascending or not); convex (commonly convex); separate thallus parts 1.5-4-(5) mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 7-12 cm in diameter. Upper Surface: Lime green (lobe margins commonly black), glossy (shiny) (becoming dull), smooth; immaculate; not isidate; not sorediate. Lower Surface: Present (+/- canaliculate), pale brown or dark brown; attached by holdfasts (loosely adnate); rhizinate; rhizines abundant (very dense), pale brown or dark brown (concolorous with lower surface), not branched or branched, dichotomously branched.

Medulla: White.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages (subpedicellate). Ascocarps: Apothecioid, 10-12 mm in diam.. Disk: Plane to weakly convex, dark brown.

Ascospores: 8.5-10.5 µm long, 4.5-5.5 µm wide.

Conidiomata: Present (numerous).

Conidia: Bifusiform; 5-6 µm long; .5 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; usnic acid (other secondary metabolites: hypostictic acid, hyposalazinic acid and hypoconstictic acid).

Spot Tests: Cortex: KC – medulla: K + yellow or + yellow changing to red (yellow then pale red), C –, KC –, PD –.

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

In case that additional characters and states are required to be included in this data set, consult the LIAS Instructions to Participants and follow the procedures described there.