Observation 103592: Ascomycota Caval.-Sm.

When: 2012-01-18

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

33.7401° -118.3735° 53m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

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HABITAT grove on top of hill overlooking sea; SUBSTRATE limb of dead unknown shrub; ASPECT shaded; NOTES.

I didn’t know where to start with this one, since it turned out not to be covered by my lichen references.


At 30x, stacked.

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Looks more like another species
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-07 20:21:41 -05 (-0500)

Notice the tell-tale black line at the interface. I remember not being able to find algae anywhere in this thing. Also the apothecia looked exotic — odd stain, etc. I forget what the cause of the reddish coloration was. I was figuring at the time I collected it in the field that it was Trentepohlia, but it turned out not to be. This is the risk I run when I start to get overly depserate! :)

By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-08-07 16:15:02 -05 (-0500)

Are those greenish islands scattered throughout the close-up photo the photobiont? Can a lichen work that way?

Created: 2012-08-01 19:49:27 -05 (-0500)
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