Observation 215819: Gyalolechia flavorubescens

When: 2015-08-21

Collection location: Powers Bluff County Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Recognized by sight
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Based on chemical features: yellow pigment is an anthraquinone (K+ violet)
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I think the thallus is the same, though
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-01-09 15:32:56 CST (-0500)

Always that thin, smooth, shiny, continuous, bright yellow thallus. I admit I first considered Pertusaria, too. But even P. texana doesn’t have ostioles that bright orange! And xanthones are not K+ violet. I don’t know of any Pertusaria in N. America with anthraquinones. Or anywhere in the world for that matter, but don’t quote me on that — there are a lot of species of Pertusaria!

Just looked up this critter elsewhere,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-01-09 15:10:50 CST (-0500)

so basically if there is no apothecia visible, it will look like something completely different because of those warts.

The pertusarioid warts
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-01-09 02:43:10 CST (-0500)

are pycnidia I think.

Looks like Pertusaria to me at close range, but what’s with the yellow hue?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-09-09 20:05:08 CDT (-0400)

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