Observation 11681: Melanelia
When: 2008-09-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Brownish-green elevated lichen with white underside and white cracks on the top (note fresh-broken edge near top of photo). Leaflike, no rhizimes (hope I got that right, Jason) present. Reminiscent of the one of the stages that ferns go thru before they develope fronds.

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Definitely Melanelia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-09-30 13:05:42 PDT (-0700)

I’m afraid this thing has got to have rhizines underneath it somewhere. I feel your pain. These things can sure appear to be white and bare underneath. You’ve essentially just got to wait till you find some healthy fully-mature specimens with lots of apothecia or isidia before you really see these species are supposed to look like.

I’m still going with Melanelia subaurifera for yours, but I still can’t tell from the photos for sure.

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