Observation 167301: Placopsis lambii Hertel & V. Wirth
When: 2014-06-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Crustose areolate lichen growing on rockwork of panoramic view of Sheppard’s Point, the apex of Larch Mountain. The first photo is with lots of rain, the second a better-drained lichen of the same kind, I think.

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Recognized by sight: Woah! this one is actually identifiable! The pinkish “parasites” are actually cephalodia — little structures which contain a cyanobacteria instead of the green algae that the rest of the lichen uses. Very distinctive genus, and only one species is common in North America.

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