Observation 113187: Punctelia caseana Lendemer & Hodkinson
When: 2012-07-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Foliose lichen found on tree bark.

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There are a few other species
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-10-11 17:17:42 CDT (-0500)

Punctelia borreri and P. reddenda both have black underside instead of pale/brownish. But they seem to be much rarer. The others: P. missouriensis has extremely coarse soredia, clearly not yours; and P. perreticulata has a strong network of ridges and pits throughout the thallus, again clearly not yours. P. caseana used to be called P. subrudecta until a few years ago, so use that name to look up photos in, e.g., Lichens of North America (Brodo et al 2001).

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