Observation 213164: Lecanora garovaglii (Körber) Zahlbr.
When: 2015-08-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Sage Brush desert of central Wyoming. This is Zone 4-5, around 7000 ft.

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Recognized by sight: Crustose, on rock, in desert conditions.

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many lichens
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2015-08-18 15:39:57 CDT (-0400)

Hi Daniel,

Most of the rocks in this desert have either no lichens, or many lichens, which is strange. If we are going for a one observation one species rule, then this observation is of the green lichen in the foreground. I’m not sure what I intended by sharing this photo on MO. Is intention a necessary component of a scientific observation? Is intention a necessary component of a work of art?

At least
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-08-18 14:35:59 CDT (-0400)

the foreground is a lichen (largest area). The background (dark brown) is also a lichen, but less in focus. I’m hoping you intended the foreground, Dan?

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