Observation 129354: Pseudocyphellaria Vain.

When: 2013-02-23

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


Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

No specimen available

Substrate: soil.

Habitat: Alpine.

Green upper with white under. Yellow pseudocyphellae.

Common, but not as abundant as the green foliose Pseudocyphellaria in observation 129351

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the elegant one in the middle is this specimen

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: green algae, yellow medulla, thick coriaceous lobes, perhaps pubescent near margin?

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My reading of Galloway’s key…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-14 17:14:30 CDT (-0400)

There are three possibilities:

P. vaccina — scabrid/pubescent near margins, thick lobes, pseudocyphellae?
P. endochrysa — pubescent, thinner lobes, linear pseudocyphellae on margins
P. berberina — smooth upper surface, pseudocyphellae not near margins

P. berberina is out based on the conspicuous linear marginal pseudocyphellae. Yours does look faintly pubescent near the margin, but it’s hard to say. Do you have a specimen? Also, yours looks rather thick, suggesting P. vaccina to me.

Created: 2013-02-23 08:07:43 CST (-0500)
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