Observation 204938: Lecanora perplexa Brodo

When: 2015-05-13

Collection location: Petenwell Rock, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

Specimen available

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Recognized by sight
67% (2)
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Based on microscopic features: Spores 13×10, simple, ellipsoid, hyaline, 8/ascus; large crystals, crenulate exciple, brown epihymenium with no granules. The black prothallus is unusual.
Based on chemical features: K+y

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Thomson also mentions acid rock as one of the substrates.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2017-03-20 21:47:56 CDT (-0400)
Unusual substrate
By: Jim Bennett (Lichenman)
2017-02-16 14:46:45 CST (-0500)

This species is usually found on bark, but this specimen is on sandstone. Unfortunately it was scraped off the rock and is now a powder but the apothecia were intact. There are rare reports of it on rocks.

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