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

Notes:
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).

References:
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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