Observation 103599: Xanthoria candelaria (L.) Th. Fr.

When: 2012-01-18

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

33.7391° -118.374° 46m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

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HABITAT grove on top of hill overlooking sea; SUBSTRATE rock wall on cliff top; ASPECT sunny; NOTES pycnidia darker orange and conspicuously protruding, conidia round to ellipsoid to rod-shaped to 4 × 1.5 µm, no rhizines, coarse granular soredia under and back some way from lobe tips, forming an extensive colony, lobes ascending.


Huge colony on rock wall.
Huge colony on rock wall.

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Lack of rhizines was significant
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-13 19:58:11 CDT (-0400)

This is apparently a typical form for X. candelaria in exposed windy locations. I was used to seeing X. candelaria have essentially terete or at very least very narrow lobes in a mounded subfruticose habitat.

Created: 2012-08-01 20:53:26 CDT (-0400)
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