Parmotrema parahypotropum

Family

Parmeliaceae

Name ref

Parmotrema parahypotropum (W.L.Culb.) Hale

Description

In [1] and also here.

Distribution

Parmotrema parahypotropum occurs in south and north Queensland and is known also from East Africa, Sri Lanka and Taiwan ([1]).

The species may not occur in all mangrove areas within its distribution. The following list gives Australian locations where this lichen has been reported definitely from mangrove habitats or on mangrove substrates -

QUEENSLAND: Coochiemudlo Island (Moreton Bay) [Australian National Herbarium collection J Johnston 1371, seen April 2011], Halifax-Lucinda Point Road [Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45321, seen April 2011], Cairns Airport [Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45702, seen April 2011], Newell Beach near Mossman [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 17443, seen August 2011], near Forrest Beach south-east of Ingham [Australian National Herbarium collection JA Elix 15962, seen August 2011. The collector reported the habitat as "edge of mangrove and strand vegetation".]

Australian substrates

On bark [1] including that of Bruguiera [Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45321, seen April 2011], Ceriops [Australian National Herbarium collection H Streimann 45702, seen April 2011] and Excoecaria [Australian National Herbarium collection J Johnston 1371, seen April 2011. The collector wrote the substrate name as Exocarya].

References

  1. Elix, J.A. (1994). Parmotrema. Flora of Australia, 55: 140-162. (more)

-- HeinoLepp - 2011-04-15