Observation 188707: Bagliettoa calciseda (DC.) Gueidan & Cl. Roux

When: 2014-07-07

Collection location: Rush Creek State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 20:26:30 CST (-0500)

Maybe still under Verrucaria in Thompson. But the perithecia in little pits in the limestone/dolomite are very distinctive. There’s a genus in Ozarks and Smokies called Kephartia which is similar. Maybe one or two others, too, but don’t have access to literature, so don’t remember. :(

On Bluffs facing Mississippi
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-11-16 13:05:18 CST (-0500)

As far as I can tell, the lichen is on weathered dolomite – my microscope doesn’t allow me to see the rock in finer detail, not am I a specialist in rocks. The structure of these bluffs is: dolomite-capped sandstone, and this lichen is plucked from the very top of those formations. The four bottom photos are from different rock (pictured), which is more exposed than the top four photos, which are taken in the sheltered crevice nearby – so I am not sure we are talking about the same species here. To be identified from specimen taken…

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