Observation 177866: Sarcographa labyrinthica (Ach.) Müll. Arg.

When: 2013-01-17

Collection location: Ceiba Tops Lodge, Loreto, Peru [Click for map]

-3.51° -72.063° 100m

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

on trunk of small palm

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Whirldwind tour
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-12 16:09:55 -05 (-0500)

I was on a tour. I’d escape every chance I got, but I didn’t get much time for botanizing. Just enough to snap photos of the most conspicuous things. I was only able to collect a few tiny specimens pressed in my Spanish dictionary. Most specimens were from Machu Picchu (you’ll understand why when you see them! :) I only took one specimen from the Amazon – the Parmotrema latissimum – I figured I actually had a good chance of naming that one. Only later did I discover that there were apparently a few species that are also present in southern Florida or Costa Rica (where literature is available to me).

But… I do have a fair specimen of this Sarcographa labyrinthica from southern Florida from December 2013 which I’ll hopfully post later. It’s so distinctive I feel okay applying the name at least tentatively to this photo from the Amazon.

By: zaca
2014-09-12 15:40:01 -05 (-0500)

Make me think how is it possible that all this happens in our planet. So different from what I´m used to see around here! Congratulations, thanks for sharing and don´t stop posting.
I chose this particular observation by somewhat personal taste; the most similar I could already found was Glyphis cicatricosa, with apothecia assembled in a stroma. Did you already looked for the asci and spores?

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