Observation 105267: Lecidella elaeochroma (Ach.) Hazsl.
When: 2012-08-06
Who: zaca
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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-14 14:19:22 CDT (-0500)

Sonoran Flora says the apothecia become strongly convex in age. I guess I’m just used to seeing young specimens. The other observation you mention looks right, not sure what it is about this one that seemed “off”.

By: zaca
2012-08-14 14:13:34 CDT (-0500)

I found it very similar to observation 97922, including chemistry, and thought that it is of the same species. My microscope is not working properly, but I will observe the spores, if I can. Thanks, Jason.

Have you checked the spores by any chance?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-14 13:06:51 CDT (-0500)

In my very limited experience Lecidella has flatter and distinctly shiny apothecia, and the thallus is more verruculose. Could this be Buellia (s. lat.) instead?

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