Observation 127871: Asahinea chrysantha (Tuck.) Culb. & C. Culb.

some eroded areas, but doesn’t look like any soralia, pycnidia, pseudocyphellaria etc.

underside shiny black, no rhizines

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Used references: Brodo, Irwin M., Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran and Sharnoff, Stephen (2001) Lichens of North America; Thell, Arne and Moberg, Roland (2011) Nordic Lichen Flora, Volume 4, Parmeliaceae; Goward, Trevor (1994) The Lichens of British Columbia, Illustrated Keys, Part 1 – Foliose and Squamulose Species
Based on chemical features: PD-, UV+white (consistent with alectoranic and α-collatolic acids)

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looking forward to your photos
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2013-02-09 15:41:21 PST (-0800)

looking forward to your photos

I’m always happy to give an opinion!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-02-08 18:07:40 PST (-0800)

I just got back from South America. Am working back through about two months of observations, so it might take a while to get to your Alectoria/Gowardia, etc., but I hope I’ll get their eventually. I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. But I do have loads of photos from the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and the Galápagos coming. (The diversity of Sticta at Machu Picchu was quite amazing, can’t wait to try to put some names on some of them!)

request opinion
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2013-02-08 16:55:46 PST (-0800)

I was just now composing an e-mail to ask your opinions on the identification of some of my recent posts, and noticed your comment here. Thinking some are quite neat lichens but worry I may have got them very wrong (the Fuscidea and Gowardia/Alectoria). Hope you have time to consider them. Also hope you are doing well. (I should and will look for your contributions on lichens, fungi etc.)

We stopped for only a few minutes at Thompson Pass. Its really worth a serious visit. (I noticed several Sharnoffs’ photos are from there.)

I’ve always wanted to see this!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-02-08 09:08:54 PST (-0800)

Masonhalea is another arctic one that looks really cool, too.

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