Observation 11901: Sphaerophorus venerabilis Wedin, Högnabba & Goward
When: 2008-10-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mostly white branching linear lichen, the interior of branches bruising/staining reddish. This particular specimen was found on the ground near a trail, so may have been stepped on many times.

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-11% (2)
Recognized by sight
-56% (1)
Recognized by sight: pretty scrappy, and all the little terminal branches have broken off, but still pretty much the only thing it could be
63% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: S. globosus has now been renamed to S. tuckermanii, per Jason Hollinger. S. globosus is now arctic-only.
84% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: the wrinkly main branches and sparse terminal branches strongly suggest venerabilis instead of tuckermannii; up close venerabilis also bears more conspicuous pycnidia (black dots), I believe — I can give you the paper if you like

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