Observation 130678: Psora decipiens (Hedwig) Hoffm.

When: 2013-02-17

Collection location: Lourinhã, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

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How about that
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-24 13:22:11 CDT (-0500)

Yes, there it is, red and black apothecia almost on the same squamules. Amazing. Wonder why the literature doesn’t mention this!

I have put that question …
By: zaca
2013-03-24 12:08:48 CDT (-0500)

myself before and came to the conclusion that the apothecia of P. decipiens can vary in color from redish, passing to redish brown, and finally more or less black, their usual color. You can see this, for instance, at Sharnoff photos, where the number 3 of the photos from this species clearly presents red apothecia.

Is it normal to have both black and red apothecia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-24 03:13:48 CDT (-0500)

in the same population? Or are there two species here? Sorry if I’m missing something…

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