Observation 129343: Alectoria ochroleuca (Hoffm.) A. Massal.

When: 2013-02-23

Collection location: Cerro Bandero, Puerto Williams, Chile [Click for map]

500m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Notes:
Substrate: Soil/pebbles.

Habitat: Alpine.

Forest green over Usnic green. Hollow stem. Covered in linear pseudocyphellae. Forked ends. Perfectly rounded branches.Not brittle, very soft. present.

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Up next to U. trachycarpa to see distinction in thickness of branches and color.

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Chem test…
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2013-03-14 20:05:36 PDT (-0700)

C-, CK+yellowish-orangish, KC-ambiguous light yellow.

Medulla upon cutting—> parts are a bit orange — Trentepohlia photobiont?

A. ochroleuca seems promising.

Waiting for a paper from the library on Alectorias…

According to Brodo et al. 2001…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-14 11:44:02 PDT (-0700)

Gowardia nigricans is supposed to be the only Alectoria that lacks usnic acid. Can this be A. ochroleuca or the antarctic equivalent instead??

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