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Xanthoparmelia notata (Kurok.) 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. (06-05-22). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Currently accepted name Xanthoparmelia notata (Kurok.) Hale. Xanthoparmelia. Synonyms: Parmelia notata Kurok.
Parmelia subconspersa var. eradicata Zahlbr.;
Parmeliaceae Zenker (1827); Lecanorineae; Lecanorales.

Type Information: Basionym: Parmelia notata Kurok. Type: Parmelia notata Kurok.; type specimen label data: S. Kurokawa 6401; holo: TNS; iso: MEL.

Taxonomic Literature: Phytologia 28: 488 (1974).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric. Continent: Australasia. Checklist records: Australia (common throughout southern and eastern Australia (W.A., S.A., Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.)) and New Zealand.

Ecology: Lichenized; saxicolous.

Thallus: Foliose, irregular (di- or trichotomously or irregularly branched), lobed; lobes elongate or linear (irregular to sublinear), imbricate (commonly imbricate); plane; separate thallus parts.7-2 mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 6-14 cm in diameter; apex curved upwards (apices ascending or not). Upper Surface: Lime green (lobe margins commonly brown or black), glossy (shiny); maculate (distinct effigurate maculae); not isidate; not sorediate. Lower Surface: Present, black; attached by holdfasts (loosely adnate to adnate); wrinkled (rugulose or not); rhizinate (0.5-1.2 mm long); rhizines sparse, black, not branched.

Medulla: White.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, soon sessile, 4-10 mm in diam.. Disk: Excavate (often with radiating fissures), dark brown.

Ascospores: 6-8 µm long, 3-4 µm wide.

Conidiomata: Present (common).

Conidia: Bifusiform; 6-7 µm long; .5 µm wide.

Secondary Metabolites: Present; usnic acid (other secondary metabolites: 4-O-methylhypoprotocetraric acid, notatic acid, +/- hypoprotocetraric acid (trace), +/- isonotatic acid (trace), +/- subnotatic acid (trace) and +/- 4-O-demethylnotatic acid (trace)).

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

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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