Observation 185360: Lichinales
When: 2014-10-24

Notes: Seems to be a cyanolichen. Not having looked at many of these, after briefly looking at books and on line it seems best to hope that someone will suggest a species.

Images

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dolomite
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image 10mm across
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apothecium 0.54mm diameter in KOH
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KOH
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KOH

Proposed Names

27% (2)
Eye3
Based on microscopic features: cyanobacteria
28% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: cyanolichen (Scytonema?) and simple spores (I think almost all Lichinales are simple-spored)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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thanks…
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2014-11-12 19:02:48 EST (-0500)

Thanks very much Jason. I see the keys by Shultz. Will try to get to it soon.

Have you had the pleasure of using Schultz’s key?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-10 16:12:18 EST (-0500)

There’s a revised key to the Lichinales near the end of vol. III of the Sonoran Flora. A fun technique you can try: plop a bit of thallus in a drop of elmer’s glue, wait for it to dry, section it, mount it in water (is there a way to wash the glue away first?). Good way to see the cellular structure of the interior strand.

Have fun!! ;)

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