Observation 165931: Xanthoria parietina (L.) Beltr.
When: 2014-05-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Lichen growing on Black cottonwood twig.

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Thanks for being so politic, Jason.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-27 12:15:45 CDT (-0500)

These were very common in the area, mostly widespread and much larger than “just minute sattered greenish-yellow apothecia.”

I must still admit to being a rank amateur with most lichens…

Hope the learning curve steepens.

I saw a couple observations like this go by
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-05-27 11:40:32 CDT (-0500)

All clearly foliose with broad lobes. I guess the “ugliness” of the specimens are distracting you from the fundamental character of the fresh lobe tips, making you think it’s crustose. But believe me, Candelariella doesn’t look anything like this! It’s a tiny thing with hardly any thallus (except for a few desert species), just minute scattered greenish-yellow apothecia.

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