Observation 82310: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2011-11-10

Collection location: Eldorado National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

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On quartz in a mixed Pseudotsuga, Pinus, & Quercus forest. I kept the rock, but I am not sure how much I can do yet without being able to see the lichen features with the naked eye well or how I am to remove pieces from the rock.

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Recognized by sight: Black stain lichen on quartz.

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-11-16 15:01:16 PST (-0800)

Also possibly Verrucaria. You could dissect the lumps to see if they are perithecia (Verrucaria). I’ve never managed to find fruiting bodies on Lichenothelia.

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