Observation 58472: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2009-01-09

Collection location: Wichi Trail, Chalalán Ecolodge, Madidi National Park, Aten Canton, Apolo Municipality, Franz Tamayo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Observation is for the feathery orange growths at the edge of the leaf.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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very nice!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-11-11 23:48:39 EST (-0500)

Probably several species of foliicolous lichens here (see especially the nice white-rimmed apothecia in the lower right — Byssoloma?), but I’d hesitate to call those bizarre orange feathery things lichens. Could well be a green algae like Trentepohlia.

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