Observation 107115: Leprocaulon microscopicum (Vill.) Gams

When: 2012-07-28

Collection location: Monte de S. Bartolomeu, Nazaré, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

This comes in the sequel of observation 107030 where Jason proposed the name Leprocaulon microscopicum for that specimen. I knew that had already observed such species and attach the photos of it.
Comparing with that observation the thallus seems to be more yellowish/green. According to the British Flora the spot tests should be all negative, though some yellowish tones seems to appear mainly in K and KC.

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Recognized by sight: See the Notes.
Used references: Smith et al., The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, The British Lichen Society, 2009.

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Yes, it is.
By: zaca
2012-08-26 17:31:56 CDT (-0500)

Always learning with you. Thanks.

Distinctive genus, isn’t it?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-26 17:07:20 CDT (-0500)

I thought it was a weird kind of Lepraria first time I saw it, too. :) Other lichenologists have placed it in Stereocaulon, which is actually closer, at least, phylogenetically speaking.

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