Observation 115750: Umbilicaria muehlenbergii (Ach.) Tuck.

When: 2012-09-01

Collection location: Quincy Bluff State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Specimen confirmed by Jim Bennett
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2013-12-29 18:39:18 CST (-0600)
Yeah, these are beauties
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-05 00:27:49 CST (-0600)

What they’re “supposed” to look like when they’re happy.

Always on tops of bluffs, fully exposed
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-11-04 18:20:17 CST (-0600)

Could be either on vertical, horizontal or angled surfaces. This is the first batch I discovered with well-developed apothecia. Previously, I’ve seen them but for a long time didn’t realise what I was looking at, because without apothecia they often blend in with, lets say, Lasallia papullosa (see photos 4 & 5 from the top). I also remember confusing a batch of the small-sized ones for Dermatocarpon miniatum.

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