Observation 86393: Rhizocarpon chioneum (Norman) Th. Fr.
When: 2011-07-24
(50.0° 114.0° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Location: 50°36’21.49"N, 114°58’49.52"W, el. 2430m. Ptarmigan Cirque is 2 km E of Highwood Pass.

Identification: View at the highest resolution to see bits of the blue-gray prothallus. Doug Waylett remarks that this is the only white Rhizocarpon in North America.

Sharnoff’s Rhizocarpon chioneum gallery
Doug Waylett’s photo of Rhizocarpon chioneum, Snowy Map Lichen, from Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis Country

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Used references: photo and description of Rhizocarpon chioneum by Doug Waylett from the same locality

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