Observation 87174: Buellia stillingiana J. Steiner

When: 2012-01-29

Collection location: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: m.cicanese (Matthew Cicanese)

No specimen available

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Used references: Lichens of North America

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Totally plausible
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-29 19:57:39 CST (-0600)

B. stillingiana is very common. But there are many look-alikes, e.g. B. curtisii which is distinguishable only by spore size, I believe. The “black button” crusts are particularly hard to ID confidently without microscopy.

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