Observation 15847: Canoparmelia caroliniana (Nyl.) Elix & Hale
When: 2008-12-27
No herbarium specimen

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Lichens of North America: there are a few foliose parmelioid lichens with branched isidia in your general area (e.g., Myelochroa obsessa, maybe Parmelia squarrosa) but the wrinkles and discolorations seem more like Canoparmelia to me. Just a guess. Excellent detail in the photo! But this specimen is hard to determine: a fresh young lobe tip without isidia would be a great help (to tell whether it has pseudocyphellae (cracks or holes), maculae (light spots or lines), or if it is uniformly smooth and evenly colored); also a shot of the rhizines and/or undersurface would be nice (are the rhizines branched? is it black right to the edge? are there rhizines on the margins?).

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Thanks for having a look Jason
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-17 21:51:12 CDT (-0400)

This lichen was growing on the same branch as the brown jelly shown hear:
http://www.mushroomobserver.org/15838

I’ll be sure to photo the undersides in future observations.

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