Observation 179931: Loxospora ochrophaea (Tuck.) R.C. Harris
When: 2013-05-22
(35.5625° -83.4994° )
No herbarium specimen

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By: Keith Bradley (linaceae)
2014-09-23 18:54:45 CDT (-0400)

I knew you’d be able to put a name on it. Thanks again.

I made the same mistake first several times I saw this
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-23 18:40:09 CDT (-0400)

Looks just like a really happy Lecanora… only it’s totally not! It’s hard to be sure from just this one photo, but it really looks like it. This Loxospora will grow in large patches, very agressive, and it’s intensely K+y (thamnolic acid, not atranorin). But the real difference is micrcoscopic: Loxospora has long narrow multi-septate spores; all Lecanora have simple ellipsoid spores.

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