Observation 53457: Lecanora marginata (Schaerer) Hertel & Rambold

When: 2010-07-16

Collection location: Ptarmigan Cirque, Peter Lougheed Provincial 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

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Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, 2001, p.382; MO Observation 50242

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