Observation 166369: Sphaerophorus tuckermanii Räsänen

When: 2014-06-01

Collection location: MP 14.5 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Sphaerophorus. With tiny white tips.

Proposed Names

2% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Cited by Jason Hollinger.
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: the terminal branches are less bushy and fine… should be more abundant black dot-like pycnidia and more wrinkled main branches… S. venerabilis is typically an oldgrowth species
18% (2)
Used references: Brodo, Lichens of North America. In the second photo, upper right-hand of photo, there is a cluster of apothecia on the tips.
63% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: S. globosus has been renamed S. tuckermanii, per Jason Hollinger.

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Collected on ground
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-03 03:51:45 CEST (+0200)

but surrounded by potential old-growth-like trees. Hard to tell old-growth at this elevation, since even old trees are often stunted. Some of the Noble fir is obviously old-growth, with bases exceeding 6 feet in diameter. I think that probably qualifies as old-growth for this area.

Created: 2014-06-02 07:20:25 CEST (+0200)
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