Observation 87088: Lichen P. Micheli

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Recognized by sight: greyish-blackish-whitish, on bare rocks

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Not my area of “expertise” (such as it is!)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-28 16:33:22 CST (-0600)

No, I just like to help nudge interested users in the direction they would need to go to appreciate lichens more in general. I’ve got my hands full with North American lichens. One has to draw a line somewhere, no? :)

Thx,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-28 16:19:01 CST (-0600)

but I haven’t kept any of these. I am not familiar with lichens, I just like to photograph them when there is few fungi around. But if you wish I can collect some the next time for closer examination.

Black-apotheciate crustose lichens
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-28 16:03:29 CST (-0600)

Really need microscopy to make headway in most cases. Spores, in particular. My guess would be a Buellia sp. (gray/brown 1-septate spores) But it’s juat a guess. From there we’d at least need spot tests, and Buellia is a very tricky genus possibly requiring characterization of the structure of the exciple and such, as well.

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