Observation 116075: Diploschistes scruposus (Schreber) Norman

When: 2012-09-01

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

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Wish I knew the answer!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-09 01:04:14 CST (-0600)

Good question.

The lichen just don’t know when Halloween starts and ends :-)
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-11-08 17:51:31 CST (-0600)

Locally, I occasionally find some species donning this green garb of algae, obviously not satisfied by the amount of algae inside them. Kind of like people wearing fur coat, not content with their own hair (or lack of such). I have several species like that in my collection. My question is – is it different species of algae from the simbyotic one? Are there different species that dwell on the surface of lichen?

That sure is a weird color
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-08 01:57:34 CST (-0600)

But didn’t you see a green Diploschistes before, too? Still, I wonder if there are other choices. Of course… sigh… that might require spot tests and spores to pursue farther! Story of our lives!

Weird green hue
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-11-07 22:51:58 CST (-0600)

Perhaps picked up an extra algae – or I just don’t have a clue.

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