Observation 103574: Caloplaca stipitata Wetmore

When: 2012-01-18

Collection location: Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Co., California, USA [Click for map]

33.7937° -118.4064° 21m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

HABITAT chaparral on sea cliffs in small west-facing cove; SUBSTRATE twigs of dead Salvia; ASPECT sunny; NOTES thallus thin continuous, bright yellow, K+r slow C- KC- UV+y bright, medulla white K- C- KC- UC-, pycnidia in conspicuous orange-tipped warts, conidia ~3 × 2 µm, apothecia with thick yellow thalline smooth rims when young, no mature apothecia, paraphyses slender slightly swollen tips simple granular yellowish tips.

C. Björk independently suggested this name.


Thallus margin and pycnidia, at 30x, stacked.
Thallus margin and pycnidia, at 30x, stacked.
Tiny sterile patch.

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