Observation 130074: Physcia aipolia (Ehrh. ex Humb.) Fürnr.

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Recognized by sight: on apricot twig together with Xanthoria
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I have seen …
By: zaca
2013-03-10 15:30:14 CST (-0600)

this pinkish color in dying specimens of Parmotrema, maybe the same can happen with Physcia. I really don’t know.

First thought was Physica :)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-10 15:19:10 CST (-0600)

but then I decided against.
I have this observation still in my garden, still alive on this twig. I saved it from the saw! But it lies on the ground now between my many stemmed quince tree.
Could it be worth drying? What would I have to do with it first? But I can do that in two days from now on. Tomorrow I have to go to Vienna again.

The lecanorin apothecia …
By: zaca
2013-03-10 15:12:27 CST (-0600)

rules out Lecidella. On the other hand, the organization of thallus suggest Physcia. Since there are no cilia, I think it can be either P. aipolia or P. stellaris, though the pinkish tone at the center of thallus is not a common feature of either species.

Created: 2013-03-10 08:45:38 CST (-0600)
Last modified: 2013-03-14 13:30:08 CST (-0600)
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