Observation 64246: Menegazzia subsimilis (H. Magn.) R. Sant.
When: 2011-03-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Abundant fruiting of these at dirt works this week! The apothecium on these is confusing me with taxonomy at this point… As far as my limited lichen knowledge can reach I’m pretty sure these are M. subsimilis.

Temp-mid 50’s raining hard.

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Excellent…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-03-10 15:54:39 CST (-0600)

… my nefarious work is nearly done!

Made my day today Jason
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-03-10 15:36:38 CST (-0600)

Thanks again for sharing your vast Lichen knowledge base with me and continued supportive words!

Learning tons from you!

Totally new to lichens and I am becoming more and more fascinated by them each time I get out there >.<

Nice!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-03-10 15:30:56 CST (-0600)

Obviously not a rare species there. :) It’s not necessarily unusual to see sorediate species bear apothecia occasionally. But never the other way around — that is, if you find any soredia/isidia then it is not a fertile species, regardless of whether it has apothecia. In the case of Menegazzia, there are no (known) fertile species in North America (it’s mostly a southern hemisphere species, tons in Patagonia, for example).

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