Observation 202347: Aspicilia cinerea (L.) Körber

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Used references: ID by Jim Bennett
Cortex & medula K+y. to r.
Based on microscopic features: Provided by Jason Hollinger:
spores 8 per ascus, ~18×12um; paraphyses moniliform; epihymenium brown; K+y P+y K+ norstictic crystals present (weak and only in places but definite); hymenium ~100um; pycnidia not found

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Big and small, fruiting and not.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-04-06 12:51:02 AEST (+1000)

Despite seeming variety of substrates and variability of lichen itself, I think it’s all A.caesiocinerea. Scattered on vertical cliffs and loose boulders, it’s one of the most common lichen at this location. I picked few samples just to verify, but precise ID of all the lichen bodies here is impossible: the substrate is all Baraboo quartzite, very hard and tough. The only way to get a sample is to find loose chip of rock with part of the lichen thallus on it.

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