Observation 88125: Chrysothrix Mont.

When: 2012-02-22

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

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By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2012-02-23 00:57:52 CST (-0500)

Dramatic lichen!

According to Harris and Ladd (2008), a bright yellow Chrysothrix growing on bark or wood in Florida is expected to be one of three species:

Chrysothrix xanthina widespread in Florida
Chrysothrix insulizans a few records in northern Florida
Chrysothrix sp. scattered records in Florida


Harris and Ladd, 2008, The lichen genus Chrysothrix in the Ozark Ecoregion, including a preliminary treatment for eastern and central North America Opuscula Philolichenum, 5: 29-42. 2008.

Lendemer, J.C. and J.A. Elix. 2010, Two new species of Chrysothrix from eastern North America. Opuscula Philolichenum 8: 51-58.

i might…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-02-22 21:53:40 CST (-0500)

maybe, be able to find it again.
i don’t hunt your usual terrain.

Crust of all Crusts…
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-02-22 21:41:36 CST (-0500)

exciting color. Wish the resolution was better. Maybe worth a trip back for a Macro shot.

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