Observation 102508: Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia (Gyelnik) Hale
When: 2012-07-20
(34.2259° -118.1297° 1057m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: HABITAT hardwood forest on top of small hill in bottom of steep valley; SUBSTRATE siliceous rock; ASPECT sunny; NOTES pale brown below, no isidia or soredia, medulla K+y to reddish-orange slowly, norstictic acids present under microscope.

Choices are X. californica, a seemingly rare species with tiny lobes < 1.5mm wide and norstictic acid major, and X. cumberlandia a very common species with broad lobes 1-5mm wide and stictic major and norstictic minor.

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