Observation 50242: Lecanora marginata (Schaerer) Hertel & Rambold

When: 2010-07-21

Collection location: Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Identification: Three superficiallly similar species of lichens grow on limestone and look much like this one (Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, p.634):
Lecanora marginata (photo in Brodo, et al., 2001, p.382)
Rhizocarpon chioneum (photo in Brodo, et al., 2001, p.634)
Porpidia speirea (mentioned in Brodo, et al., 2001, p.634).

CNALH Lecanora marginata photos, description, and locality map, and a larger, interactive locality map.

Sharnoff’s Lecanora marginata gallery

Sharnoff’s Rhizocarpon chioneum gallery

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Parker Ridge, Banff NP, Alberta, Canada’ to ‘Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada’

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Used references: "thallus … rimose-areolate or sometimes only scattered areoles on a blue-gray prothallus (Brodo, 2001, p.382); ID suggested by Jason

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-08-13 10:56:38 PDT (-0700)

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