Observation 211778: Trentepohlia aurea

When: 2015-07-27

Collection location: Toft Point State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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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 20:44:13 -03 (-0300)

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 14:17:39 -03 (-0300)

How did you ID it?

Algae. Normally symbiont as a part of lichens,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-07-31 21:46:41 -03 (-0300)

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

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