Observation 112945: Lobaria virens (With.) J.R. Laundon
When: 2012-10-06
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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Used references: British Flora: Smith et al., The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, The British Lichen Society, 2009.

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I think you’re right
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-10-09 14:04:33 PDT (-0700)

I think L. virens is strictly European (acc. to British Flora), and L. quercizans American (and eastern Asia, too — Jordan 1973.)

Good point!
By: zaca
2012-10-09 14:00:00 PDT (-0700)

When I was preparing the material for these observations I had that doubt, since I found some photos of L. quercizans very similar to those of my specimen. However, I could not find any trace of this name in western Europe.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-10-09 13:42:19 PDT (-0700)

This really does look a lot like our green species in eastern North America. We used to call ours L. virens frequently, too (as well as L. erosa and a couple other things!) Now ours are all called L. quercizans and (in the south only) L. ravenelii. I wonder what the difference between L. quercizans and L. virens is.

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