Observation 107771: Ophioparma ventosa (L.) Norman

When: 2012-08-30

Collection location: Granite Pass. Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)

No specimen available

on Si rock (Golden Horn Granite) , 6,200’ (1,890m)

Calling this O. ventosa as apparently O. lapponica is more northerly than Washington. Relatively recently Katherine Glew and I looked at spores of several Washington specimens. All were found to be O. ventosa.


large orthoclase crystals at lower left and upper right

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Used references: Used references: Brodo, Irwin M., Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran and Sharnoff, Stephen (2001) Lichens of North America: Philip F. May (2007) The Genus Ophioparma Norman, Lichen Flora of Eastern North America – http://www.nybg.org/bsci/lichens/eln/ophioparma.html

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thanks Jason
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-08-31 10:07:37 CST (+0800)

Hope you are doing well. Hope to post some more lichens before too long.

They really are indistinguishable, aren’t they?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-08-31 04:12:59 CST (+0800)

Perfect crisp colorful photos as always. Thanks for posting these!

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