Observation 69400: Acarospora A. Massal.

When: 2011-05-16

Collection location: Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Locality: 36°22’45.89"N, 117°35’48.85"W; 4 mi NW Father Crowley Vista Point (= along Hwy 190 about 1/2 km E of the Panamint Mountain crest at the northwestern entrance to Death Valley NP), 1460 m

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Recognized by sight: sunken apothecia, thick areolate brown shiny crust

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Thank you, Debbie and zaca!
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2011-06-22 15:03:51 CDT (-0400)

This last trip was so fascinating, with beautiful landscapes, lichens, and photographic opportunities all competing one after another for attention. Stridvall’s photos of Acarospora smaragdula surely do bear quite a resemblance to this lichen, but Esslinger’s new North American list does not include that species, so perhaps it’s a near relative.

lovely lichen, Chris…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-22 14:47:34 CDT (-0400)

and talk about extremeophiles! ;)

Hello Chris.
By: zaca
2011-06-22 14:42:17 CDT (-0400)

Did you consider A. smaragdula for this one? Please see the Stridvall page on this species: looks very much your specimen.
You have been posting a tremendous set of recent observations with very nice photographs, most on species which are unknown to me. Thanks for sharing.

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