Observation 62996: Aspicilia A.Massal.

When: 2003-07-28

Collection location: Dennison Park, along Highway 150 near Ojai, Ventura Co., California, USA [Click for map]

34.436° -119.2015°

Who: Gary Perlmutter (gbperlmutter)

No specimen available

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Could it be Aspicilia cinerea?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-02-02 22:19:54 CET (+0100)


I have a vague memory of seeing a form of Lecidea tessellata look like this, too, but I can’t find any examples in my notes just now. I’ve certainly seen this thing in southern California before, but it escapes me. The common Aspicilia in southern California have better developed verrucae and apothecia (e.g. A. confusa, A. fumosa, A. cuprea).

Substrate / ecology
By: Gary Perlmutter (gbperlmutter)
2011-02-02 05:16:38 CET (+0100)

Saxicolous on sandstone boulder in coastal live oak woodland.

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