Observation 71173: Lecanora pseudomellea B.D. Ryan
When: 2011-07-07
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen
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Growing on a boulder nearby to the trail.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Shiny honey-brown thick almost foliose lobate thallus suggests L. mellea group, but according to the Sonoran Flora, L. pseudomellea has more swollen lobes and is often pruinose (I think I see pruina in parts of the first photo). Both species are known to occur in central California.
Used references: Sonoran Flora, vol. II, 2004, treatment of Lecanora by Ryan, Lumbsch, Messuti, Printzen, Śliwa and Nash (phew!)

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By: Byrain
2011-07-26 23:38:33 CDT (-0400)

What would the pruina be? The pale white spots on the thallus? The white specks everywhere?

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