Observation 205785: Acarospora A. Massal.

When: 2015-06-04

Collection location: Hughes Mountain Natural Area, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

See observation #205784 for detail on the location.


There are more than one lichen in this photo. The one of interest to me is the bright yellow one.

Proposed Names

-31% (2)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Harris & Ladd. 2005. Ozark Lichens. NYBG.

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Yeah, it looks fairly packed with lichens
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-06-05 12:11:29 CDT (-0500)

Might be a bit overwhelming! :)

By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-06-05 12:01:15 CDT (-0500)

Thanks. Looks like this could be the one. Such an interesting place. Would have liked to look more, but was far too busy seeing loads of fungi. Neat place.

Only a couple species of yellow Acarospora in the area
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-06-05 09:15:24 CDT (-0500)

A. novomexicana — looks like Pleopsidium, can rule this out.
A. chrysops — has broadly-attached scattered areoles
A. tuckerae — (called A. “rubescens” in Harris & Ladd 2005), also broadly-attached and scattered
A. heufleriana — only one left! The Sharnoffs have a photo, and it looks promising.

Created: 2015-06-05 07:42:23 CDT (-0500)
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