Observation 202304: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2015-04-03

Collection location: Serra de Montejunto, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

My initial guess was Ochrolechia (maybe _O. androgyna). Having performed the spot tests in loco all the chemical reactions (C, K, KC) were negative. I thought that the bleach, in particular, could be out of date, but no (I essayed it on a Diploschistes and the red reaction was immediate).

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Yes, too bad P can’t be applied in the field.
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-04-05 01:41:19 BST (+0100)
No Pd test was done.
By: zaca
2015-04-05 01:29:45 BST (+0100)

In fact, I made the test in loco and didn´t collect any sample. So, I already have something to do there next time …

What about P?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-04-05 01:16:37 BST (+0100)

I’m pretty sure the answer won’t help us, though. :) But it’s good to be thorough. Some day we’ll know all about these things (ha!) and then all we’ll need to do is look back at our notes and say “oh, sure, that was P+ bright yellow, that’s clearly Whosiwhatsitus thingamajiggeri!” And we’ll be so proud of ourselves for having documented everything so carefully in those tender young years when we we hardly knew anything. :)

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