Observation 72628: Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca (Sm.) Zopf
When: 2011-07-25
Who: Byrain
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing on an old stone fence along a quiet side street.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: sort of Lecanora like, but only attached at a single (broad) point in the center, making this technically an “umbilicate” foliose lichen instead of crustose like Lecanora. The yellow/orange apothecia make it R. chrysoleuca. The other common one has grayish-greenish apothecia, R. melanopthalma. They have virtually the same geographic distribution, so if you looked for it long enough, you’d probably find both species.

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Thanks Jason.
By: Byrain
2011-07-26 05:08:43 BST (+0100)

I’ll keep my eyes open for the lookalike.

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