Observation 197299: Lichen P. Micheli

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Recognized by sight: on cypress bark flakes
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Oooh, I’d love to see specimens of these CA coastal graphids
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-01-28 12:29:02 PST (-0800)

Yeah, just verified it, Opegrapha is RoccellaceaeArthonialesArthoniomycetes; Graphis is GraphidaceaeOstropalesLecanoromycetes. Nearest link is Pezizomycotina. Wild, right? Talk about convergent evolution!

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-28 12:13:30 PST (-0800)

Not even the same family. This is on a cypress at a place I work occasionally, I can get a specimen if anyone’s interested.

Not even the same family as Graphis, surprisingly
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-01-28 00:32:38 PST (-0800)

Opegrapha can look superficially very similar, but the exciple is fully carbonized all the way around. The broadly-opened “disk” suggests O. varia, but I don’t know the west coast Opegrapha at all. Definitely need to see spores to get anywhere in the key in the Sonoran Flora.

Created: 2015-01-27 23:41:19 PST (-0800)
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