Observation 67957: Xanthomendoza montana (L. Lindblom) Søchting, Kärnefelt & S. Kondr.
When: 2011-05-22
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-57% (1)
Recognized by sight: orange cups but…fungi or lichen???
45% (2)
Recognized by sight
-3% (2)
Recognized by sight: can’t tell what it’s growing on. elegans is on rock.
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: interior mountains rules out X. hasseana, I think short rhizines are visible suggesting X. montana instead of the smaller more mounded rhizine-less X. polycarpa, but I’m not really sure

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Debbie,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-05-24 09:17:07 CST (+0800)

I can’t ID lichens… I guess the world ended and hell froze over or at least Oakland did (one could argue that they are synonymous)

good eye, Jason!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-24 04:20:25 CST (+0800)

yes, this was on a piece of curled bark.

I think not on rock
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-05-24 03:57:47 CST (+0800)

Looks like it was on bark and fallen on ground, photographer placed on rock to take the photo. Xanthoria elegans is a delicate flat spidery species that is difficult to remove from the rock surface without destroying, never mounded like this.

OMG Noah…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-24 03:18:02 CST (+0800)

yur IDing LICHENS now??!

I guess that the world really DID end on Saturday night or at least hell froze over…;)

Xanthoria?
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-05-24 02:47:52 CST (+0800)
….
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-24 02:32:11 CST (+0800)

great resolution, but i think lichen. The upside to that, is that youll have your answer by the end of the day to what it is

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