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