Observation 87716: Lecanora thysanophora Harris
When: 2011-05-12
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
In the woods.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-13 19:39:05 CST (-0500)

This one was actually in the woods. The woods are not too dark, but not too sunny either. The dominating species are oaks, but the understory is full of maple, and just about every one of them have this lichen on them. I like going there just to find some interesting shapes and forms (and colors) of this particular lichen.

Case in point
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-13 16:30:02 CST (-0500)

I have a collection of this identical thing from the Smokies (by our mailbox, actually), and it seems to key as L. thysanophora, even the spores are right. But I’ll be d—-ed if I can find a fibrous prothallus anywhere on it. Is it just so well-developed that there is no growing margin left? Was this in a sun-exposed location? (Mine was.) Maybe that could account for the color difference?

Created: 2012-02-12 22:30:03 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-02-12 22:39:03 CST (-0500)
Viewed: 53 times, last viewed: 2016-10-25 17:58:05 CDT (-0400)
Show Log