Observation 188014: Lichen P. Micheli

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I just sent this specimen to James
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-02-01 11:58:48 CST (+0800)

At least I think it was this specimen… :)

I was, needless to say, completely stumped by it, even in with specimen in hand.

Jim was stumped with this one. He is still pondering the options
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-02-01 11:01:31 CST (+0800)
Oh, I think I’ve got it!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-28 16:42:13 CST (+0800)

Maybe it’s a Stereocaulon. Um. One of the crustose species, maybe? Oh phooey, I don’t know.

The only rock-dwelling isidiate gray species with K- and C- in Lendemer’s sterile crust key is Loxosporopsis corallifera… but it’s only known from the Pacific coast.

Maybe it’s some sort of weird form of a Pertusaria or Ochrolechia.

Just tried K on this.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-11-28 12:20:18 CST (+0800)

Surface of isidia is K+ very light green (I know there is officially no color result like this but that’s what it looks like to me). Medula changes color just a tad too. The most pronounced color – dark green – is where I cut through thallus, so the inner space of cortex where cut, however thin, stands out for its dark color against other parts of lichen.

Okay, don’t panic…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-28 10:05:38 CST (+0800)

What about K? There are relatively few sterile isidiate crusts, we should be able to narrow this down quickly…

No response to C :-((
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-11-28 09:58:11 CST (+0800)
I’m only slightly better off than you…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-28 02:12:00 CST (+0800)

I know where to start guessing, at least! :) Try Ochrolechia yasudae… is it C+ red by any chance? (Would be extremely unsubtle if my guess is right.)

I don’t even know where to start guessing :-(
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-11-11 14:26:00 CST (+0800)

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