Nephromopsis stracheyi (Bab.) Müll. Arg.
Nomenclatural data
Flora 74: 374, 1891. – Cetraria stracheyi Bab., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 245, 1852. – [India], Himalaya, Kathi, 7200 ft, R. Stracheyi & E. Winterbottom (BM – holotype, H-NYL 36 138! – isotype). – Platysma stracheyi (Bab.) Nyl., Flora 52: 443, 1869.
Morphology
Description – see Randlane & Saag (1998).
Typical characters. Thallus dorsiventral, often very large (to 20 cm in diameter), upper surface yellowish grey, lower surface brown. Lobes wide (up to 30 mm). Pseudocyphellae medium to large, flat or concave, forming directly on the lower surface. Medulla white, C + red. Apothecia marginal, often very large (to 20 mm in diameter).
Chemistry
Contains usnic acid in the cortex; olivetoric or anziaic acid in the medulla.
Remarks
For differences from N. nephromoides see under that species.
Ecology and distribution
Distributed in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal (see Fig. 9 in Randlane & Saag 1998). In China it has been found in Hubei, Taiwan and Yunnan provinces (Wei 1991); probably also occurs in Tibet although not yet recorded. Grows on trees at low and medium altitudes (up to ca. 3000 m).
Literature
Randlane, T. & Saag, A. 1992. | Randlane, T. & Saag, A. 1998. |Randlane, T. & Saag, A. 2004. | Randlane, T., Saag, A. & Obermayer, W. 2001. | Randlane, T., Saag, A., Thell, A. & Kärnefelt, I. 1994. | Randlane, T., Thell, A., & Saag, A. 1995. | Thell, A., Randlane, T., Saag, A. & Kärnefelt, I. 2005.
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