Observation 67984: Acarospora A. Massal.

When: 2011-05-23

Collection location: Old Bridge North of Solano Park Circle, Davis, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Growing on a stone bridge with several other lichen species and moss. A creek regularly visited by waterfowl and other animals runs underneath it.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: thick areolate crust with one or more apothecia per areole sunken in and flush with the surface

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Okay, then white Acarospora
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-05-23 20:39:50 PDT (-0700)

There are even more of those! :) Very nasty fiddly genus. Chemistry necessary at very least.

By: Byrain
2011-05-23 20:32:10 PDT (-0700)

Algae is what I thought it was, there was quite a bit of it nearby.

yellow Acarospora
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-05-23 20:26:09 PDT (-0700)

There are quite a few yellow Acarospora, and I’ve seen a few where the yellow bleaches out a bit, but this is by far the most washed out I’ve ever seen. Could the yellowish color be stain from algae growing on top of it??

Created: 2011-05-23 19:29:19 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2011-05-23 20:20:58 PDT (-0700)
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