Observation 19927: Sticta ainoae D. Galloway & J. Pickering
When: 2008-12-21
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found on tangle of fallen rotting limbs elevated a few feet above forest floor, in very dark deep oldgrowth Valdivian rainforest near a waterfall.

Identifying characteristics: green (primary photobiont is green algae instead of cyanobacteria), surface is smooth with no soredia or isidia, apothecia uncommon, brown tomentose below with cyphellae.

Sticta ainoae is the only green-algal Sticta in (mainland) southern South America. (There are two caulescent green-algal species endemic to the Juan Fernandez islands, as well.)

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Used references: Southern South America Sticta (Galloway 1994)

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