Observation 49729: Icmadophila ericetorum (L.) Zahlbr.

When: 2010-07-27

Collection location: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Location: 52°43’31.46"N, 117°38’14.92"W, el. 1693m

Identification: These pillow-like heaps of apothecia seem to be approached in a few photos of Icmadophila ericetorum by the Stridvall’s, Einar Timdal, and here on MO by Daryl Thompson, but most photos of Icmadophila show simpler, wavy button-like apothecia.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:34 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Maligne Lake, Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada’ to ‘Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada’

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bizarre specimen!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-08-05 17:23:31 PDT (-0700)

There really aren’t a whole lot of alternatives. Dibaeis is closely related but stalked (except for D. absoluta, but that’s more orange than pink, and southern). Nothing else even comes close.

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