Observation 69714: Punctelia hypoleucites (Nyl.) Krog
When: 2011-05-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Locality: Massai Point

Substrate: on bark of Arizona Cypress, Cupressus arizonica

Identification: Flavoparmelia, Flavopunctelia, Parmelia, Punctelia of Arizona, with summary of records from Chiricahua National Monument and Cochise County (all from CNALH). Click on a species name to see the associated CNALH reference page:

Flavoparmelia baltimorensis 8 records, including Natural Bridge trailhead and Totem Canyon, Chiricahua NM
Flavoparmelia caperata 10 records, including Echo Canyon, Chiricahua NM

Flavopunctelia darrowii 10 records, including Totem Canyon, Chiricahua NM
Flavopunctelia flaventior 17 records, including Natural Bridge trailhead, Upper Bonita Canyon, Monument, along the Loop Trail above Rhyolite Canyon and below “Heart of the Rocks,” Chiricahua NM; Pole Bridge Canyon
Flavopunctelia praesignis 17 records, including across canyon from CG, Upper Bonita Canyon, Echo Canyon, along the Loop Trail above Rhyolite Canyon and below “Heart of the Rocks,” Chiricahua NM; Pole Bridge Canyon
Flavopunctelia soredica 20 records, including across canyon from CG, Upper Bonita Canyon, Echo Canyon, along the Loop Trail above Rhyolite Canyon and below “Heart of the Rocks,” Chiricahua NM; Pole Bridge Canyon

Parmelia fraudans 1 record from above Barfoot Park, on W side of Buena Vista Peak, 8397 feet
Parmelia glabra [1 Arizona record from Gila County – Gila, top of the trail along the South Fork of Parker Creek, above Sierra Ancha station]
Parmelia saxatilis 1 record from scree slope above Barfoot Park on West slope of Buena Vista Peak, 8397 feet
Parmelia sulcata 6 records from E side of Chiricahua Mountains, road to Onion Saddle, Turkey Creek; between Barfoot Park and Buena Vista Peak; Rustler’s Park; 800 m along trail above Herb Martyr Dam; Pole Bridge Canyon; Rucker Canyon above campground

Punctelia graminicola 10 records, including NATURAL BRIDGE TRAILHEAD; UPPER BONITA CANYON; Pole Bridge Canyon
Punctelia hypoleucites 15 records, including across canyon from CG, Upper Bonita Canyon, along the Loop Trail above Rhyolite Canyon and below “Heart of the Rocks,” Chiricahua NM; Pole Bridge Canyon
Punctelia perreticulata 9 records, including near Massai Point, across canyon from CG, Upper Bonita Canyon, along the Loop Trail above Rhyolite Canyon and below “Heart of the Rocks,” Chiricahua NM; Pole Bridge Canyon
Punctelia rudecta 1 record from scree slope above Barfoot Park on West slope of Buena Vista Peak, 8397 feet
Punctelia stictica [2 Arizona records: PIMA, SAGUARO NM; RINCON S, ITALIAN SPRING; Pima, Santa Catalina Mountains, along Sabino Creek below Marshall Gulch Picnic Area]

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This beautiful thing should have the best name we can give it!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-28 02:29:07 CST (-0500)

I’m concerned about two things: Flavopunctelia praesignis should be the same color as the Flavopunctelia soredica visible behind at the top of the photos, and shouldn’t have any of that bluish-grayish color typically caused by atranorin; and F. praesignis should be smoother toward the tips, becoming rugose only in the center. [Edit: See Brendan’s comments on observation 69720, too]

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