Observation 21721: Melanelia stygia (L.) Essl.

When: 2009-05-15

Collection location: Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Habitat: Melanelia stygia is a common lichen on frigid mountain tops in New England, but here it is growing at sea level. Of course, the Saguenay region has mighty winters. Some years ago upriver at Chicoutimi, a friend told me that the previous winter the temperature at Chicoutimi reached -50 C (= – 50 F) and stayed there for five weeks!

Common name: alpine camouflage lichen

Reference: Ralph Pope, “Lichens above Treeline, A Hiker’s Guide to Alpine Zone Lichens of the Northeastern United States,” 2005.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tadoussac, Quebec , Canada’ to ‘Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada’

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