Observation 87175: Chrysothrix xanthina (Vain.) Kalb

When: 2012-01-29

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

Who: m.cicanese (Matthew Cicanese)

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By: m.cicanese (Matthew Cicanese)
2012-01-29 18:03:50 PST (-0800)

Hey Jason! Thanks for the help! I was unsure about this one. I think I’ve also seen the red species you speak of (I’ll post it in a little bit.


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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-29 17:54:19 PST (-0800)

According to James Lendemer (see his Preliminary keys to sterile crustose lichens of North America) C. candelaris s. str. does not occur in eastern North America. Florida has two species, K- is C. xanthina, and K+ reddish is an undescribed species (listed simply as Chrysothrix sp. in his key). It’s probably best just call this C. xanthina for now.

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