Observation 86404: Lecidea atrobrunnea (Ram. ex Lam. & DC.) Schaer.

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

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Should we create a “group” for these observations?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-16 14:07:16 CST (-0500)

The problem is there are so many species of Lecidea with well-developed areoles of varying shades of brown. You need chemistry and things like color of the hypothecium to be sure which is which. (Although, there may only one or two common species in any one given area.) For example, in southern California, chances are this would be L. mannii (C+r I think). True L. atrobrunnea down here tends to have very dark flattened subsquamulose thalli, compared with this golden-brown extremely convex areolate thallus.

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