Observation 21550: Pyxine sorediata (Ach.) Mont.

When: 2009-05-31

Collection location: Tannehill State Park, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)

No specimen available

on vertical surface of stone wall

Proposed Names

-1% (2)
Recognized by sight
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Used references: Compare with photo on page 618 of Lichens of North America, no question…

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Physconia grisea?
By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2009-06-02 12:27:37 PDT (-0700)

Appreciate your leads for identification!

Curtis Hansen among lichens of Alabama list only one Physconia – P. grisea
here I found a picture:

Physconia, I think
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-06-02 12:11:23 PDT (-0700)

Look at Physconia detersa. It’s close. It’s supposed to have continuous soralia along the margins, but Brodo mentions a species I’ve never heard of, P. leucoleiptes and claims it’s “marginal soralia can become crisped and broken up into individual more or less lip-shaped soralia”. Very promising.

I think both Physcia and Heterodermia would have much paler gray color (atranorin). And the rhizines wouldn’t be as dense (you can see a fringe of them poking out from under several lobe tips). These look more like Physconia or Phaeophyscia rhizines to me. The pruinose, concave lobe tips strongly suggest Physconia to me. Besides, I think you’ve about exhausted the Phaeophyscia in your area already! :)

Created: 2009-06-02 11:03:01 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2009-06-02 11:03:01 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 78 times, last viewed: 2017-06-05 21:06:59 PDT (-0700)
Show Log