Observation 72895: Candelariella Müll. Arg.

When: 2011-07-29

Collection location: Davis, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: I’m going on the yellow color (versus orange for Caloplaca, K test would confirm: Candelariella has weak K+ pinkish-reddish reaction, Caloplaca has very strong K+ wine-red). Sonoran Flora suggests:
C. citrina (8 “citriform” spores, i.e. ends somewhat pointy or acute-angled)
C. aurella (8 ellipsoid spores, i.e. ends more rounded and obtuse)
C. vitellina (more than 8 spores per ascus)
All three have discontinuous, non-lobate yellow thalli, as yours does.

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Candelariella reaction color
By: Byrain
2011-07-31 14:15:42 CDT (-0400)

Does the weak reaction shown in observation 69976 (http://mushroomobserver.org/69976?q=5s5T) look right for Candelariella to you?

Created: 2011-07-31 00:30:20 CDT (-0400)
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