Observation 214766: Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia (Gyelnik) Hale

When: 2015-07-31

Collection location: Biron, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Used references: ID provided by Jim Bennett: lowe surface brown, medulla K+y to or

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And what a specimen (or two) it is
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-03-09 21:09:17 PST (-0800)
My bad – I took a wrong turn here
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-03-09 20:53:43 PST (-0800)

I stated that lower surface is black. In fact, it’s brown, but when choosing between “black” and “pale” in Thomson’s keys I chose “black” because it seemed closer to that for me. Jim Bennett pointed out that parts of the underside are blackish, but some other parts are actually pale brown, and in that case I should take “pale” road when using keys. Anyways, it’s X.cumberlandia then.

No isidia. Lower surface black. Could be either X.angustiphylla or X.hypofusca
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-08-30 17:59:23 PDT (-0700)

In fact, it could be both. The first photo, with lots of apothecia, is more typical of the former, and the one with a ruler next to lichen thallus looks more like the latter. Will determine when chemistry is done. The morphological distinguishing factor – the lobe width – is unreliable, in my opinion.

Created: 2015-08-30 08:29:20 PDT (-0700)
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