Observation 53842: Phaeophyscia orbicularis (Necker) Moberg
When: 2010-08-23
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I found only one observation in the database with this species, MO48311. Relatively to that observation the main differences are: (a) lobes more well defined, (b) the color of soraria in my specimen is darker, probably for being more mature (the center of thallus started to disintegrate).

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Used references: Irish lichens
Based on chemical features: See attached photo

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Another specimen
By: zaca
2011-04-11 16:09:30 CDT (-0500)

was considered in observation MO54839, this one with a small number of apothecia.

important proviso
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-04-11 14:48:22 CDT (-0500)

Important that you include “according to my opinion”! :)

Next time I make it to BC (this summer) I’ll try to get expert confirmations on a lot of my more questionable opinions.

Good to know ..
By: zaca
2011-04-11 14:44:51 CDT (-0500)

.. that my attempt to give a name to this specimen was successful, according to your opinion.

I think I agree
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-04-10 20:11:33 CDT (-0500)

I saw some identical material in New Mexico a few weeks ago (including the dark soredia), and I concluded tentatively that it had to be Phaeophyscia orbicularis, as well. And I had the distinct advantage of having access to a full treatment of the genus in that region by Esslinger! :)

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