Observation 209979: Xanthoria elegans (Link) Th. Fr.

When: 2015-06-15

Collection location: Geneva State Park, Geneva, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)

No specimen available

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I stand corrected
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-10-14 14:49:48 CDT (-0400)

Good find!

Xanthoria elegans is known from Ohio
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2017-10-06 00:15:14 CDT (-0400)

There are 2 records from Northwestern Ohio from before 1965. I’m not confident in my ability to identify lichens but I ported over a bunch of my observations to iNaturalist and the user tcurtis identified this as Rusavskia/Xanthoria elegans on my “observation”: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/6999402 and recommended that I get in touch with Ray Showman, the state lichenologist to confirm and see if he would be interested. He agreed and want to get a specimen since it would be the first for the county and the first for the state since at least 1965. I will likely be in northeastern Ohio in the next couple of months so I should be able to collect a specimen.

Xanthoria elegans isn’t known from Ohio
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-14 14:22:01 CDT (-0400)

Maybe Andrew would have an alternate suggestion. He’s probably most familiar with Xanthoria s. lato and Caloplaca from the Great Lakes region.

Created: 2015-07-14 13:52:08 CDT (-0400)
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