Observation 186987: Candelaria pacifica M. Westb. & Arup

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Recognized by sight: for the yellow/green one; There are also Lecanora muralis in the photo.
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Don’t think this can be Caloplaca citrina
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 09:36:46 PST (-0800)

It’s hard to say for sure, but this looks to me entirely composed of semi-erect minute lobes. C. citrina (or related species) should be mostly decomposed into granular soredia. I’ve seen both Candelaria pacifica and Xanthoria candelaria growing on rocks near the coast in southern California. Admittedly neither of these two species seems quite right, either. But I think they are (marginally) safer guesses.

Created: 2014-11-01 20:54:15 PDT (-0700)
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