Observation 114976: Coccocarpia pellita (Ach.) Müll. Arg.
When: 2012-10-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Next to falls, very humid constantly.

Hardwood bole – Fabaceae?

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12% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: broad flabellate rounded lobes, flattened squamiform “isidia”(?)
Used references: TICOLICHEN inventory: Coccocarpia in Costa Rica (Lücking et al 2007)

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Reading Lucking´s paper on Coccocarpia
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-03 21:55:37 PDT (-0700)

super interesting…

A) that they are cyanolichens, in the Collemataceae family, they are the tiniest cyanolichens I´ve found yet! Makes sense that they are growing near the falls, in an area of intense and constant humidity.

B) that they phyllidia are thought to not be used as vegetative propagules, but rather for gas exchange, again important in an area with constant moisture.

One question, what key did you use to get down to the genus Coccocarpia? Or did you just know already? It being a cyano lichen definately slims down the possiblities to a reasonable group when working without a scope, but where would I have started? Or did you just know it was Coccocarpia right off the bat and not use a key except for ¨Lucking´s key¨::http://www.inbio.ac.cr/... within Coccocarpia?

By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-03 21:42:16 PDT (-0700)

You´re awesome Jason. Huge thanks!!

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