Observation 21274: Phaeophyscia ciliata (Hoffm.) Moberg
When: 2009-05-14
No herbarium specimen


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Recognized by sight: Note the abundant, distinctive, white-tipped, pointy, black rhizines protruding from the undersurface. This is typical of Phaeophyscia. Physconia would have squarrose (bottle-brush-like) rhizines.
Used references: Brodo’s Lichens of North America
Based on chemical features: K test (drop of lye) on the cortex should be negative, ruling out Physcia and Heterodermia.

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By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2009-05-24 21:25:45 CDT (-0400)

Appreciate your identification, keep learning.

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