Observation 21484: Ophioparma ventosa (L.) Norman

When: 2007-08-11

Collection location: Top of Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Daryl Thompson (woobs)

No specimen available

This was the first time I saw Ophioparma ventosa. The thallus is usually more of a yellowish shade, but I like the contrast of the wine red apothecia on white. It was found above timberline on the windswept peak of Whistler mountain at 6900 ft on rock or soil on rock among alpine mosses and scrubby plants. Specimen moist.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Top Of Whistler Mountain BC Cnada 50 03’ 18.75"N 122 56’47"W’ to ‘Top of Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, Canada’

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Recognized by sight: Trevor Goward ID this photo, although he mentioned the thallus was on the whitish side, he was pretty confident
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