Observation 31893: Candelina submexicana (B. de Lesd.) Poelt

When: 2009-12-22

Collection location: Davis Mountains, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Location: 30°35’44.44"N, 30°35’44.44"N, el. 1675 m; Skyline Drive overlook, Davis Mountains State Park

Substrate and habitat: Growing on the rocks of a small igneous outcrop on a hilltop, in open grassland with scattered juniper.

Identification: There are two species of Candelina in trans-Pecos Texas:
Candelina submexicana (medula white),
Candelina mexicana (medula yellow).

White medula is exposed in a few tiny damaged areas of thallus in these photos, so this is Candelina submexicana.

Common name: Mexican yolk lichen

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, pp.209-210; Nash, vol. 1, 2001, pp.119-120

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