Observation 51931: Aspicilia A.Massal.
When: 2010-08-14
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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Too bad
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-09-06 12:35:47 CDT (-0500)

I’m not sure how much is known about Aspicilia species. The authors of the treatment in the Sonoran Flora had to describe most of the species in southern California for that work. I’m sure the same is still true of most places. Although, Europe is to be expected to be the best-studied if any is.

I notice now that
By: zaca
2010-09-05 06:27:00 CDT (-0500)

the world distribution for A. confusa given in the second reference is limited to some zones in California. It’s a pitty, since, in my opinion, my specimen fits very well in the characteristics of this species. For instance, _A. cuprea, seems to a have a more granulose thallus and, anyway, its distribution is also limited to California.

Might be one of the brown ones
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-09-04 16:45:01 CDT (-0500)

I don’t have any literature with me, but try A. cuprea, for example. There are several brown species. And just to make it more confusing, some of them are mottled gray and brown and are listed in both “groups”. Beautiful specimens. You might give Aspicilia a good name yet…

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