Observation 86403: Lecanora bicincta Ramond

When: 2011-07-23

Collection location: Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

49.0° 114.0°

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Locality: Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta; 49° 7’43.06"N, 114° 1’36.54"W, el. 1476 m

Identification: A knowledgeable park visitor pointed out this lichen to me and suggested that it might be Lecanora rupicola.

Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Used references: See Jason’s comment. Assigning this observation to Lecanora rupicola seems a better choice at this point than using the generic label “lichen”
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Same as L. rupicola except there is a dark inner ring between the apothecial margin and disk. Richard Droker has an excellent side-by-side comparison of the two species

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-16 14:02:54 CST (-0500)

It really does look a lot like that. The thing that bothers me, though, is a number of apothecia are inset between areoles, something you see in Lecidea not Lecanora. Or at least I thought. Still, I can’t suggest a better name…

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