Observation 115986: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2012-11-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Substrate: On shrub twig.

Habitat: arid shrubbe steppe, coastal.

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Microscope?
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-09 18:42:17 CST (-0500)

Only I wish there was a microscope! Even just a dissecting scope! But probably for the better that there is not, my sleeps schedule is in disarray.. behavioral studies of sea lions, behavioral studies of penguins, then all these readings on things way out of my league.. burrowing parrots, kelp whales, dessication gradients on shrubs… :) Pheeew! Tomorrow we head out to the research station, been in Puerto Madryn this past week… swam with sea lions today snorkeling… they are so different up close as oppossed to studying them from far way… so graceful they are. And a rogue mail sea lion swimming around beneath me as I was chocking on my snorkel, is that a male?! Seriously?! Huge!… yes, Evergreen State College – what other school has programs like this?! Wish we had scopes… gonna have to make up our own descriptions to get something going. At least this is the preliminary step… enough running into the bush and taking rogue pictures of lichens :) the intensity is ramping up!!!

Looks like a Caloplaca
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-09 17:21:34 CST (-0500)

But you might want to verify that it has polarlocular spores to rule out unexpected genera. In North America, this would almost have to be Caloplaca. I don’t suppose your research station is equipped with microscopes?? As if you have time for dickering with slides and sections, anyway. I’m just thinking checking the spores is quick and painless…

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