Observation 54274: Coenogonium linkii group

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Reported from Ecuadorian lowlands
Used references: Læssøe T. & Petersen, J.
Issue 58 of the Danish Mycological Society periodical “Svampe”
46% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Always learning with these litle pieces of life!
By: zaca
2017-04-06 17:33:11 PDT (-0700)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-04-06 17:07:27 PDT (-0700)

I thought the whole genus was made up of these shelving species. very wrong!

Hi Danny,
By: zaca
2017-04-06 16:29:12 PDT (-0700)

Now I understand a bit better why you pretended to know about Coenogonium in your comment to Observation 272832.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-10 16:05:30 PST (-0800)

C. leprieurii is not listed on the latest lichenological inventory of Bolivia (http://botan.botany.pl/...) though seven other species are.

Not sure of species
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-10-01 14:20:59 PDT (-0700)

There’s only 2-3 species in N Amer. C. implexa (= Dimerella implexa I think) comes close, but I don’t think the algal mat is so perfectly regularly round like this. I saw something identical in P.N.Huerquehue in Chile, too. Each filament of algae is coated in a very thin single layer of fungal hyphae. Until it fruits (like yours) there’s no way to tell (in the field) that it is even lichenized. Neat things.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-01 14:11:35 PDT (-0700)

have seen and discussed this species before, perhaps even here, but the name completely escapes me at the moment. Jason?

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