Observation 12224: Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia (Gyelnik) Hale
When: 2008-10-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: on north-facing mossy granite, at about 3000’, on lower Big Tujunga Canyon Road just below the Angeles Forest Highway
THALLUS: broad rounded lobes, fairly well-appressed (but still possible to remove with care), sparse immersed pycnidia, lower surface brown
MEDULLA: white, K+ yellow to reddish-orange (some yellow remaining at edges)
APOTHECIA: abundant

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Used references: Nash’s Sonoran Flora
Based on chemical features: K+ yellow to reddish-orange (instead of yellow immediately turning blood red)

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Great Pictures!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-09 04:52:49 CDT (-0400)

I’m going to have a lot of fun with lichens, I think. Those color changes are awesome!

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