Observation 203977: Rinodina aspersa (Borrer) Laundon

When: 2015-05-01

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

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Since my observations of March 2015 of specimens in the genus Rhizocarpon I was curious about diversity of this genus at this location. Those preliminary observations show that there is a great potential. The weekend May 1-2 had Rhizocarpon as a target objective. I collect many material that will take many time to analyze. Thus, for the moment, I selected four observations, where I include photo collages of the groups in this genus:
- One with yellow species, the “R. geographicum group sensu lato”;
- One with the subgroup of the previous, the “R. viridiatrum group”;
- One with all the specimens not bellonging to the first group.
The selection was made on the basis of morphology, so it may happen that specimens classified in 2nd group doesn’t belong to it.

This observation contains a specimen clearly belonging to the last group, of which I don’t have any sample due to being sterile, but that fits perfectly the description given in the British Flora and corresponds to one of my first observations of this genus (May 2011): R. furfurosum. It also includes a collage with photos with specimens of the last group, the choice of some maybe being controversial (their inclusion even in the genus Rhizocarpon), but it reflects my present understanding.

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Soerediate Rhizocarpon!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-05-07 04:49:09 CEST (+0200)

Wow, I’ve read about them, but never seen one.

Created: 2015-05-07 00:29:36 CEST (+0200)
Last modified: 2016-04-09 20:07:32 CEST (+0200)
Viewed: 41 times, last viewed: 2017-06-20 09:37:13 CEST (+0200)
Show Log