Observation 162116: Caloplaca Th. Fr.
When: 2014-03-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Orange crustose lichen on lava rock at 7000’ elevation in ponderosa pine/gambel oak habitat. No rain since 3/2.

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C. saxicola should have conspicuous and abundant apothecia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-04-23 19:03:39 PDT (-0700)

It looks like it may be sorediate, in which case it should be Caloplaca stellata or possibly C. obliterans. Definitely nothing I’ve seen before.

Don’t worry,
By: zaca
2014-03-26 16:46:05 PDT (-0700)

Lichens are prepared to survive in their own habitat without rain (even for several years and, in addition, many Caloplaca spp. live in extreme weather conditions). However, most probably, taking them from their habitat is not healthy.

Thanks, Zaca
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-03-26 15:08:30 PDT (-0700)

I have the rock these are on. We’ve had no rain since 3/2. If I wet this rock might the lichen fruit?


Created: 2014-03-26 14:48:39 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-04-23 19:51:53 PDT (-0700)
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