Observation 21638: Caloplaca tiroliensis Zahlbr.
When: 2009-05-28
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found this growing all over dried moss and other plant matter in large open mossy talus slope under limestone cliff.

APOTHECIA K+r, C-
PARAPHYSES end cell sometimes slightly inflated
SPORES 8 per ascus, polarilocular, 16-20 × 8-10 µm, septum 4.6-7.0 µm (N=12)

Images

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Apothecial section, in water, at 400×.
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Apothecial section, in water, at 400x, polarized.
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Apothecial section just starting to react as K hits it (right to left) at 100x
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Spores in K at 1000×.
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Paraphyses in K at 1000×.

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Used references: Lichen Flora of Greater Sonoran Region, confirmed by Curtis Bjork.
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