Observation 166414: Teloschistes flavicans (Sw.) Norman
When: 2014-04-05
Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: As with many other lichens before I didn´t knew about the existence of Letharia vulpina in my country. This species was abundant in the past in northern Europe, but is declining. In the south part of Europe it always been rare. It was in disbelief that observed this lichen in this habitat of ancient woodland.

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That is not to be negative, is to have good eye.
By: zaca
2014-06-02 23:01:30 BST (+0100)

Even with bad lighting can clearly see the K + purple reaction. My only excuse is that I never saw either species, but could made the test myself.
Thanks, Jason, for keeping “the house cleaning”.

I hate to be negative…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-06-02 21:00:22 BST (+0100)

But this looks too narrowly branched to be Letharia. I would suggest a K test: I suspect this is Teloschistes flavicans (which is pretty exciting, too!)

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