Observation 202990: Parmelinopsis minarum (Vainio) Elix & Hale

When: 2015-04-18

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

On Quercus suber

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All of that,
By: zaca
2015-04-18 19:45:03 CDT (-0400)

except maybe the beige coloration of the underside, fits well in the description given in the British Flora for P. minarum. I quote from there:
“…; margins frequently irregularly incised, with abundant, mostly simple, +/- unevenly dispersed cilia; upper surface grey-white, matt or partlyshiny, isidiate; isidia laminal, dense and +/- obscuring thallus, simple, cylindrical and becoming coralloid-branched, usually concolorous, less comonly brown-tipped. Lower surface black, +/- brown towards apices; rhizines simple or rarely forked. …”

British Flora:
Smith et al. (eds), The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, The British Lichen Society, 2nd ed., 2009.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2015-04-18 19:27:49 CDT (-0400)

though it seems close to P. minarum, lobes underside is beige, a bit darker toward tallus (brown/black), it has very few simple rizhines and it’s ciliate. That’s my doubt, and the few very small lobes comparing with the isidiate surface.

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