Observation 204938: Lecanora perplexa Brodo

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Recognized by sight
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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 18:47:56 PDT (-0700)
Unusual substrate
By: Jim Bennett (Lichenman)
2017-02-16 11:46:45 PST (-0800)

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.

Created: 2015-05-24 20:41:22 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-03-20 18:43:27 PDT (-0700)
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