Observation 105497: Pseudocyphellaria aurata (Ach.) Vainio
When: 2012-08-14
( 1300m)
No herbarium specimen

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subtle but important difference
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-18 13:46:32 PDT (-0700)

Sticta has gaping holes in the lower cortex exposing the medulla, in Pseuocyphellaria the medulla pushes out through the cortex forming lumps instead of craters. Otherwise very closely related.

Green with marginal soralia and yellow medulla should be P. aurata.

Created: 2012-08-15 20:35:55 PDT (-0700)
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