Observation 88004: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2011-07-05
No herbarium specimen

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Fewer features paradoxically can make it easier
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-19 12:21:03 PST (-0800)

Sterile crusts would seem to be impossible – how do you even guess family or genus?? But at the same time there are no microscopic characters, so almost by definition, it has to be identifiable – to the extent that it can by anyone – by macroscopic morphological and chemical characters alone.

Of course, in this case, I can’t see the morphological details, and we don’t have spot tests, so we’re still in the dark. :)

No “little black dots”
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-19 11:22:56 PST (-0800)

I know how everybody has hard time with “little black dots crustose lichen”. It’s almost like a LBM mushrooms for mushroom guys. Here is a specimen that doesn’t have any, but I think it’ll make it even more annoying. In fact, this one grows right next to my house, so I can obtain (part) of a specimen (most likely crumbs). But what’s the point – there is no apothecia to be seen anywhere, and I don’t know if it can be IDd without spores.

Created: 2012-02-19 11:17:34 PST (-0800)
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