Observation 102244: Aspicilia confusa Owe-Larss & a. Nordin (2007)
When: 2011-09-28
(34.0806° -118.7479° 622m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: HABITAT oldgrowth chaparral and conglomerate outcrops at top of high transverse ridge; SUBSTRATE on forested north face of conglomerate cliff near top of ridge; ASPECT shaded; NOTES gray rimose crust, areoles not to slightly convex, apothecia black with white cracked rims, K- C- KC- UV- 350nm, epihymenium dark green-brown POL- turning light brown in K, medulla and cortex hyaline POL+ clearing in K, paraphyses with 3-5 inflated cells, spores never found, hymenium and asci red-brown in Lugol’s and blue in K followed by Lugol’s.

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Large mostly-sterile shaded patch by itself.
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Nice fertile shaded patch along crack.
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Nice fertile shaded patch along crack.
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Thallus margin, at 10x, stacked.
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Thallus margin, at 30x, stacked.
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Apothecia, at 30x, stacked.
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Apothecial section, in water, at 100×.
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Apothecial section, in water, at 100x, cross-polarized.

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