Observation 215977: Aspicilia A.Massal.

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Jim Bennet’s verdict is no less confusing:
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-03-10 19:41:13 CST (-0500)

“Specimen has characters of both A.cinerea and A.caesiocinerea: thallus K+y to or. to r.; <8 spores per ascus; paraphyses not moniliform.”

I am totally confused now
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-09-12 23:12:16 CDT (-0400)

Finally, I was able to grab a decent piece of a specimen. KOH test showed yellowing when applied to upper cortex. From Thomson keys, it must be Aspicilia laevata, but that species is much darker, and has different looking apothecia.

Created: 2015-09-12 22:08:25 CDT (-0400)
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