Observation 12803: Flavopunctelia flaventior (Stirton) Hale
When: 2008-10-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Seen at the Bioneers conference on a deciduous tree (liquid amber?).

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Recognized by sight: Greenish color (from usnic acid, would be KC+ gold), and the large round pustulate laminal soralia (arising from punctiform pseudocyphellae, also visible in the first photo). This is the common species near the coast; inland you get F. soredica instead with more labriform (lip-shaped) soralia.

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How many lichens can you find in this picture?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-10-18 02:06:48 CDT (-0400)

The yellow one is Candelaria pacifica; the small-lobed whitish one is Physcia adscendens (note the cilia if you look really closely at the young one in the center of photo two); and the crustose one could be Pertusaria, maybe P. amara?, or Lecanora (I wouldn’t want to guess without at least thumbing through Brodo…)

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