Observation 165097: Dimelaena oreina (Ach.) Norman

When: 2014-05-08

Collection location: South Bluff/Devil’s Nose State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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I don’t know what to say
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-05-12 15:27:10 MST (-0700)

The odd part is: the specimens around it are “normal”. And Devil’s Lake area is choke-full of this species growing all over quartzite bluffs, but this is first time I see this kind of aberration. Initially I thought it was some other species, but I can’t think of anything else looking like this.

Woah! Check out the lobed margins!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-05-12 15:14:11 MST (-0700)

I’ve never seen this species do that. Usually it form contiguous rosettes with maybe a few millimeters of lobes at the margins “placodioid”. But wow, yours has lobes that must be centimeters long. I wonder what conditions favor that form???

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