Observation 59753: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2010-11-24
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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okay, at least three species here, then
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-11-27 18:25:08 CST (-0500)

The light brown disks are probably Lecanora, the orange Caloplaca, the yellow… I don’t know, maybe Acarospora?… Rhizocarpon also has a group of yellow species, but the black apothecia are almost always conspicuous.

the yellow orange &…
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-27 12:35:32 CST (-0500)

brown closeups..

even more difficult
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-11-26 13:00:22 CST (-0500)

This looks like a sterile crust. (I assume we’re talking about the orange thing.) I would guess Caloplaca. K test will verify the presence of anthraquinones (K+ deep wine red). Sterile crusts on rocks are poorly studied worldwide. We only just recently got a preliminary key to the North American species after decades of study. Caloplaca, on the other hand, is colorful enough that this might be described.

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