Observation 87085: Caloplaca citrina group

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: on bare rock, supposedly Caloplaca?
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: dark orange color, leprose thallus

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KOH will confirm
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-28 17:09:59 CST (-0500)

Only Caloplaca has orange leprose species with strong K+ wine/red reaction. Although, be careful not to confuse the weaker K+ reddish reaction of calycin in Candelariella spp., some of which can also be leprose. But those are distinctly yellow (and UV+ yellow), not this color.

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