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Xanthoparmelia pustuliza (Elix) 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. (06-05-28). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

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

Type Information: Basionym: Parmelia pustuliza Elix. Type: Parmelia pustuliza Elix; type specimen label data: J. A. Elix 6117; holo: MEL.

Taxonomic Literature: Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 15: 313 (1986).

Biogeography: Southern hemispheric; montane. Continent: Australasia. Checklist records: Australia (rare,confined to southern Australia (W.A., S.A., N.S.W. A.C.T., Vic. and Tas.) and New Zealand.

Ecology: Lichenized; saxicolous (on smooth rock surfaces); growing under conditions which are moist.

Thallus: Foliose, irregular (irregularly to subdichotomously branched), lobed; lobes elongate or linear (sublinear), imbricate (or not); separate thallus parts.5-1.5-(2) mm wide. Thallus Size and Differentiation: 3-5 cm in diameter. Upper Surface: Lime green (lobe margins black), plane, glossy (shiny); fissurate (often with cracks); fissures transversely oriented oriented; immaculate; isidiate (numerous, coarse, short, appearing granulose; isidia apices epicorticate, erumpent into pustulate or coarsely subsorediate masses); isidia globular. Lower Surface: Present, black; attached by holdfasts (tightly adnate); rhizinate; rhizines moderately abundant, black, not branched.

Medulla: White.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, soon sessile, 1-3 mm in diam.. Margin: Smooth. Disk: Excavate, dark brown.

Ascospores: 6-9 µm long, 3.5-5.5 µm wide.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed (not seen).

Secondary Metabolites: Present; norstictic acid (other secondary metabolites: connorstictic acid, +/-hypostictic acid (trace), +/- hyposalazinic acid (tace) and +/- constipatic acid (trace)) and usnic acid.

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

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

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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