Observation 45138: Sticta limbata (Sm.) Ach.

When: 2010-05-04

Collection location: Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: found on branch ~35 miles inland

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cyphellae present
By: Ryane Snow (snowman)
2010-05-12 21:36:18 PDT (-0700)

Jason, you are correct regarding two species here. The dark brown stuff (Sticta limbata) definitely has cyphellae on the underside. I’m not so sure about the alleged Lobaria.

odd specimen
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-05-04 20:32:09 PDT (-0700)

The white stuff looks a lot like Lobaria hallii, but the dark brown stuff looks a lot like Sticta limbata (just as you say). I wonder if you have both species all tangled up here? I assume you must’ve seen the little craters underneath at least some of it?

(That boulder is starting to look very familiar. :)

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