Observation 129354: Pseudocyphellaria Vain.
When: 2013-02-23
( 500m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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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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.

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