Notes: Substrate: Pinus ponderosa low lying branch.
Habitat: Ponderosa pine grove alongside Clear Lake, Channeled Scablands.
From what I can gather from Goward, Altermann & Bjork’s description and checking out different Platismatia specimens, these are the primary distinguishing features:
|P. wheeleri||P. glauca|
|underside black, some brown||underside mottled white, tan, brown, black|
|no isidia (though soredia sometimes looks isidiated||isidia often look dorsiventral fruticose (looks like young Evernia)|
|soralia thick||soralia thin|
|soralia look gray from a distance||soralia are discontinuous and look white from a distance|
|most soredia are brown tipped||soredia (when present)are mainly white with a few specked brown tips|
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