Observation 128003: Heterodermia leucomela (L.) Poelt
When: 2012-08-04
( 2200m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This observation is for the green lichen.

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Another species to consider is H. linearis (= H. lineare)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-02-08 11:11:34 EST (-0500)

It is a “robust” species, with abundant apothecia and pycnidia, and no soredia. I don’t see pycnidia in this specimen, and the apothecia appear to be an “afterthought” — misshapen and tattered. I’m inclined to agree with Zaca that this is a rare fertile form of H. leucomela.

I think …
By: zaca
2013-02-07 13:43:32 EST (-0500)

there are two lichens here. The big one, ciliate, is Heterodermia leucomela, though it is fertile, which is considered rare for that species. The small one, with orange apothecia, can be a Teloschistes.

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