Observation 31689: Pertusaria tejocotensis B. de Lesd.
When: 2010-01-04
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Locality: 29°16’0.54"N, 103°14’57.21"W, el. 1465-1870 m

Substrate and habitat: on rocks and boulders in the pine-oak woodland at the bottom of a deep canyon on the east side of the Chisos Mountains.

Identification: Something about this lichen seems to suggest Pertusaria. There are only two species of Pertusaria on the checklist of park lichens: azulensis and tejocotensis. As it turns out, Sharnoff has a photo of Pertusaria tejocotensis from Big Bend National Park on his web site. Hmmm. Could it be a match?


Sharnoff’s Pertusaria tejocotensis gallery

Common name: wart lichen

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Used references: NPLichens checklist; Sharnoff’s photo

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