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Thanks Jason. A very cool lichen.
This was only just discovered in the last few years! It looks a lot like a Teloschistes, but it has no cilia and the cortex (apparently) has a different cellular structure. T. flavicans has very narrow, round branches (at least the ones I’ve seen). Notice the soredia bursting from fissures under the broad branches, much like Ramalina pollinaria, for which it was named. Neat to see an observation of it on MO!
From Biodiversity and Evolution blog:
“It was initially called The Mystery Lichen by the people in the Californian Lichen Society, who first discovered it.” It was named by the late Darrell Wright in 2004.
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