Observation 87235: Graphis scripta var. typographica

When: 2011-08-22

Collection location: Woodland Dunes State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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And it’s a cool name, don’t forget that!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-31 00:30:02 CST (-0600)
May or may not be accepted name.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-01-31 00:19:49 CST (-0600)

I doubt many people agree on varieties and subspecies, considering that they can’t even figure out what the species is. But this particluar one appears on MycoBank and IndexFungorum, among other things, so at least some people, other than Thomson, consider it legitimate too.

New taxon!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-31 00:02:45 CST (-0600)

Never heard of this variety. It’s not even on Esslinger’s checklist for North America. I’d say you’re overdue for that Nobel’s prize. :)

Quote from J.W.Thomson “Lichens of Wisconsin”
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-01-30 22:17:13 CST (-0600)

“When on Betula its apothecia seem to be influenced by the bark texture to become elongate and parallel with such a characteristic appearance that it is often identified as var. topographica (sic.)(Willd)Zahlbr”.

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