Observation 49541: Aspicilia A.Massal.
When: 2010-07-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Location: 50°36’21.49"N, 114°58’49.52"W, el. 2430m. Ptarmigan Cirque is 2 km E of Highwood Pass.

Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-30% (2)
Recognized by sight
63% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Some guy on the internet said it was promising

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks to all …
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2010-08-03 22:16:24 CDT (-0400)

for helping to name this striking lichen from the alpine zone of the Canadian Rockies. The rocks they were growing on contain marine fossils, so the name calcarea has a special appeal.

I agree
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-08-03 13:57:31 CDT (-0400)

A. calcarea looks very promising. Spectacular photos!

Did you considered Aspicilia?
By: zaca
2010-08-03 11:48:46 CDT (-0400)

In the group: A. calcarea, A. cinerea and A. contorta you can find specimens very similar to yours (see here). I hope this help.

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