Observation 64343: Candelaria concolor (Dickson) Stein

When: 2011-03-13

Collection location: Yauger Park, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Fluffy soralia noticable on this boulder- didn’t see any of the apothecia on this huge body- not positive it’s C.concolor for sure.

covering Quercus around the park.

Temp- mid 50’s

Raining off and on today

3rd image added is on Quercus bark.



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Used references: Mosses Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America(Schenk) Mushroom observer website.

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Wouldn’t rule out Xanthoria
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-03-14 13:33:10 EDT (-0400)

Especially on rock, where Candelaria is rare. K test will immediately remove all doubt: Xanthoria is K+ deep instant wine-red in all parts, Candelaria is K-.

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