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…for whatever it’s worth. And it’s important to make it clear that it’s not my intention to discourage here at all.
By posting this lichen I think you probably learned something. And probably posting a few more would also help you understand the range of macroscopic variation. Indeed, one or two might even be distinctive enough to id at a glance, e.g., Porpidia albocaerulescens or the rusty Porpidia, for example — they both have the same black apothecia but are easy to ID for other reasons (…which you would probably notice, too, though!)
But once I’ve determined that I can’t go anywhere with 99% of my “lecideine” crusts, there’s just no point posting them until I take the time to do chemistry and microscopy on them. So I certainly understand why you haven’t posted dozens of look-alikes. Until you have access to microscope, there’s just nothing anyone in the world can do with them; as much as anything it’s a waste of your time!
A lot of observations are not posted… for fear of duplicity with the existing observations I have made and since I do not know how to differentiate between similar species… :(( Never mind.. You’re right I have to learn to identify the genus first..
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