Observation 102260: Caloplaca luteominia var. bolanderi (Tuck.) Arup

When: 2011-09-28

Collection location: Castro Crest, Malibu Creek State Park, Los Angeles Co., California, USA [Click for map]

34.0812° -118.7524° 637m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

HABITAT oldgrowth chaparral and conglomerate outcrops at top of high transverse ridge; SUBSTRATE north face of conglomerate cliff; ASPECT shaded; NOTES yellow-orange lumpy scattered crust, deep red-brown apothecia, margins thick even smooth deep red-orange, disk red-brown matte, exciple above thalline margin radiating hyphae becomine squeezed out below apothecia, paraphyses slightly swollen at tips and often branched near tips; SPORES 18-20 × 7-8 µm, isthmus 1-3 µm.

Might not be red enough to be var. bolanderi?


Apothecia, at 30x, stacked.

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