Observation 87388: Caloplaca feracissima H. Magn.

When: 2011-07-04

Collection location: Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Third photo has Candelariella
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-05 11:11:46 PST (-0800)

Maybe C. vitellina. It’s good to see Caloplaca and Candelariella side-by-side from time to time to remind us how distinctly different the colors are. Problem is, by themselves, it’s hard to tell which they are. Note that Caloplaca will often look that yellow, or even yellower, when wet.

I agree, these do look like C. feracissima. (And it keys to that species readily in Wong & Brodo 1992.) But I wouldn’t rule it out for the other observation just yet.

Caloplaca feracissima
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-05 09:31:27 PST (-0800)

These lichen grow on concrete in the parking lot. I think main actor here is Caloplaca feracissima. Never mind its usual sidekick, Lecanora dispersa, but there might be more than one species of Caloplaca here (see color difference in the third photo).See the sister observation 87454 where I focus on Lecanora Dispersa instead.

Created: 2012-02-05 09:24:53 PST (-0800)
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