Observation 87531: Lecanora argentata (Ach.) Malme

When: 2011-08-23

Collection location: Toft Point State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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Used references: ID provided by Jim Bennett

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Jim Bennett returned ID Lecanora argentata
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-08-31 20:50:19 PDT (-0700)

Here is the lowdown:
Apothecia 6-1 mm; Thallus K+Y; Large crystals in hypothecium/amphithecium; Spores 3×6, ellipsoid, hyaline, simple.

If it was my ID don’t trust it!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-08 17:52:24 PST (-0800)
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-08 17:23:12 PST (-0800)

I think I’ve had a specimen of this IDd. Let me double-check…

Rims too even for L. hybocarpa
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-07 16:35:54 PST (-0800)

If in that group, try L. pulicaris or an unusually brown-disked L. circumborealis (Sharnoff has a photo that looks like yours, if I remember right). Of course, it could be another group, too, if it doesn’t have large crystals in the amphithecium or granules inspersed into the upper hymenium or …

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