Observation 211778: Trentepohlia aurea
When: 2015-07-27
No herbarium specimen

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I picked some up in the past from locations nearby – they are pretty common there.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-08-02 19:44:13 CDT (-0400)

I think it was Jason that provided an ID, but I don’t remember if he or anyone else did any microscopy or it was just morphological. The lichen underneath was IDd by Jim Bennett (not on this particular boulder) – it’s covering many rocks in the area.

That is really cool
By: J-Dar
2015-08-02 13:17:39 CDT (-0400)

How did you ID it?

Algae. Normally symbiont as a part of lichens,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-07-31 20:46:41 CDT (-0400)

this one is free-living and grows on top of Mycobilimbia sabuletorum whose apothecia are popping through.

Created: 2015-07-31 20:35:05 CDT (-0400)
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