Observation 157543: Hyperphyscia syncolla (Tuck. ex Nyl.) Kalb

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Oh wow
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-02-05 19:52:38 CST (-0600)

Gotta be Physcia what else could it possibly be??

It’s pretty small
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-02-05 17:51:03 CST (-0600)

Barely an inch in diameter

Doesn’t this look like a Pyxine??
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-02-05 15:51:12 CST (-0600)

But it can’t be, that far north you only have P. sorediata and/or P. subcinerea. It’s hard to get scale on this… is it small like a Physcia? Or can this be some parmelioid-type thing like… I don’t know, I can’t think of any plausible candidates.

I love that that thin white crust on the left side of the second picture is trying to take on this big foliose macrolichen… and kicking its butt!

My bad – you’re right
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-01-10 23:19:07 CST (-0600)

I’m looking at a specimen right now (yet to be identified) I picked up this year on old wood.

It can grow on wood too
By: Byrain
2014-01-10 23:02:14 CST (-0600)
Unlikely – that genus grows on rocks (or soil).
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-01-10 22:30:21 CST (-0600)
How about
By: Byrain
2014-01-10 21:55:26 CST (-0600)

Xanthoparmelia? I don’t really know, just a guess. :)

I’m not sure I know this genus (or it’s something very common in disguise)
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-01-10 19:17:05 CST (-0600)

Thallus is very appressed – can’t peel it off. Consequently, I can’t see what the rhizines look like – it seems to me there are none. Can’t take proper look at the lower surface either, although it’s probably white, since small chunks I manage to break off don’t have any dark surfaces on them. Doesn’t seem to respond to K,KC or C tests.

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