Observation 103257: Platismatia wheeleri

When: 2012-07-14

Collection location: Fishtrap Lake, Hog Canyon Recreation Area, Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.3572° -117.7649° 657m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

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
-———-broad lobes—————————-
-———-laminal soralia—————————-
-———-a few simple rhizines occasionally—————
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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Used references: Goward, Altermann & Bjork “Platismatia wheeleri” in One Hundred New Species of Lichenized Fungi Phytotaxa 18, 2011.

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