Observation 180566: Protoblastenia (Zahlbr.) J. Steiner

When: 2014-09-27

Collection location: Puente de Dios, Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Mexico [Click for map]


Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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Good, seems Protoblastenia requires calcareous rocks
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-30 22:47:30 CDT (-0400)

Zaca is clearly onto something here.

Basic rock
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-09-30 21:49:14 CDT (-0400)

Pure Calcium Carbonate

You’re absolutely right, zaca
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-30 13:43:41 CDT (-0400)

Looking more closely, I see rims around those “perithecia”. I agree, these have to be apothecia. I don’t know Protoblastenia, I’ll trust you on that!

Alan, was this on basic or acidic rock, do you remember? That could be important.

What about …
By: zaca
2014-09-30 10:48:38 CDT (-0400)

which has a non-violet K reaction.
(It seems clear to me that the fruitbodies are apothecia, with several young in the last photo)

Lack of K reaction rules out Caloplaca
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-29 17:57:18 CDT (-0400)

Although this looks more like a peritheciate thing. Pyrenula??

K- KC-
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-09-29 13:37:26 CDT (-0400)

Turns from orange to brown in KOH. No change when dilute bleach is added to the KOH spot.

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