Observation 114984: Leptogium phyllocarpum (Pers.) Mont.
When: 2012-10-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Shrub in marsh.

Sure felt like a lichen – but I have not seen an ascomata like this one before… !!!

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Yes! It is totally wild…
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-03 22:58:12 EDT (-0400)

I wasn´t even 100% sure if it was a lichen! It´s so… plant like. Just wow. Unfortunately, I didn´t get to go back to the park to check apothecial margins, :( instead looked for lichens at the Hospital Publico in Puerto Iguazu to no avail. So L. phyllocarpum seems good fit, doesn´t seem to have isidia, nor super wrinkly apothecial margins.

And, from Nash´s account in Sonoran Flora, looks like there´s a good chance we´ll find it in the Sierra Madre Occidental at mid elevations on oaks… :) !!

Isn’t this thing awesome!!!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-10-31 03:56:12 EDT (-0400)

Need to be sure it’s not L. chloromelum, though. L. chloromelum has wrinkly apothecial margins, L. phyllocarpum has full-on lobules and knobs and horns and “leaves” sticking out every which way. I think that’s what yours is doing.

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