Collection location: San Simeon, California, USA [Click for map]
35.628° -121.0846° 203m
Live oak woodland habitat along Van Gordon Creek. Substrate is California Bay (Umbellularia californica) bark. This species is frequent in the area, but the specimen photographed here was the only one that was this well-developed, most are a few apothecia on a small chunk of thallus squeezed in by various ssp. of Pertusaria and Lecanora.
Thallus thin, light grey with greenish (maybe another lichen over top?), continuous to rimose, without prothallus, K-. Apothecia abundant and tightly packed in central portion with younger ones on outer edge; flat to convex in age, thalline margin orangish to lighter orange than disk, reducing in age to more or less biatorine appearance. Disk and margin K+R. Amphithecium orangish, not grey or brown. Algal cells generally continuous across bottom of apothecia and into margins.
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Created: 2015-10-24 11:16:09 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2015-10-24 11:18:59 CDT (-0400)
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