Observation 20345: Pseudocyphellaria crocata (L.) Vainio
When: 2008-12-06
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found on Nothofagus trunk in dry, open, young forest near edge of field.

This one is unmistakable: dark brown with conspicuous erumpent yellow soredia along margins and generally in dots or circles scattered on upper surface; medulla is apparently white, but the pseudocyphellae on the lower surface are golden (though I noted that they were uncommon); covered in dark brown tomentum below. It is common throughout southern Chile, south of 30°.

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Used references: South American Pseudocyphellaria (Galloway 1992)

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