Observation 87595: Lecania A. Massal.
When: 2012-02-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: on Si rock in salt spray zone

from 2007 – I’ll look for the specimen and data

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Eye3 Eyes3
Based on microscopic features: spores

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Don’t ever apologize for that!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-13 16:12:43 EST (-0500)

If you have trouble using something on a computer, the fault lies with the computer, not you. Read “Design of Everyday Things” by D.A. Norman. It shouldn’t require a PhD to request notifications of lichen postings on MO, but we’ve designed it such that it does, I’m afraid. User interface (in my humble opinion) takes up the bulk of the time to develop new features (exceeded only possibly by writing tests!). That’s my meager defense: we just don’t have the time to both make MO functional and easy to use. Sigh.

(Italics are easy, though: just put underscores around the scientific name.)

I’ll do it
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-02-13 11:06:26 EST (-0500)

Thanks Jason. I’ll do it, and hope I don’t screw up. (Much apparently simple computer stuff causes me problems. (E.g. using italics.)

Uploaded my two Lecania from Palos Verdes
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-10 19:08:19 EST (-0500)

See observation 87615 and observation 87617.

Incidentally, if you are interested in being notified when people post lichens, you can tell MO to do so using the “email tracking” feature. Go to Lichen sp., look for “Email Tracking” at the top (or click here). Just be sure to clear the template, or it will send an email to the user who posted the observation, as well as you! Despite what the warning says, this will actually work: it will notify you if the name “Lichen sp.” is applied to an observation, or if any genus or species on Esslinger’s checklist is applied to an observation. (Plus all other species in those same genera, somewhat annoyingly. :)

doesn’t match, but somewhat similar
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-02-10 16:51:27 EST (-0500)

Interesting to hear of your Palos Verdes lichen.

Regarding L. fructigena, actually its hard to say, particularly with my amount of experience. I’ll have to find the specimen. Adding an image of an apo section (not initially included due to poor quality). The spores on this one are less elongated than on http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/87351?q=BaaW

Now this looks just like what I saw in so. Cal.
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-10 03:55:49 EST (-0500)

Okay, a bit paler, but the thallus structure is the same: almost subfruticose / verrucose and irregular lumpy rims. I saw almost exactly this on sea cliffs in Palos Verdes. Does this also match L. fructigena?

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