Collection location: Atascadero, California, USA [Click for map]
35.4505° -120.6459° 280m
Location is a rural setting in dry grassland/scrub with scattered oaks and pine.
Habitat is a crumbling outcrop of Monterey shale, south-facing.
Thallus peltate, dark brown when dry, olive green when moist, small (less than half cm). Rhizines absent. Underside of thallus lighter in color. Distinctly marginal soralia, darker in color than thallus.
Not sure what the crustose species is in the photos…
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That distinct marginal soralia feature helped me, and the draft key to genus of the Central Coast, went pretty easy. Had to make a few leaps of faith in the Nash key to species, but overall this one worked for me. Wish they all did!
I had a heck of a time naming this the first time I saw it. :)
Created: 2015-05-22 09:43:22 -05 (-0500)
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