Observation 88422: Lecanora Ach.

When: 2011-07-20

Collection location: Peninsula State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-03 04:29:01 CST (-0600)

I can’t even guess. It has those really dark apothecia again. Maybe it’s a weird form of the same thing in the other two observations?

Any guess on species?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-03-02 22:02:09 CST (-0600)

What would the (range of possible) species be here? I know, I know – it’s all guesses, but would be nice to have some tentative name. I’ll need to pick another thousand or so Lecanora specimen before I have slightest idea.

Amazing website
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-02 13:04:32 CST (-0600)

How have I never seen it before?? Yes, always worth considering parasites when you see bizarrely formed thalli.

By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-03-02 10:49:22 CST (-0600)

Might an alternative (which I don’t particularly favor) be a parasitic fungus. Looking at some of the bi-colored disks at full size gives me that impression. However, looking through images of lichenicolous fungi I don’t find any that look like this.

(Possibly of interest, in the process encountered this site – http://www.lichenicolous.net/

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-02 01:41:39 CST (-0600)

I think the pale-colored apothecia are aborted or old. Pruinose apothecia look more “dusty” than anything else. I think this specimen is just struggling to survive. Or maybe some snail is snacking on apothecia from time to time.

Two colors
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-03-01 19:12:35 CST (-0600)

Apothecia offers two different colors – I guess some of them are pruinose and some not.

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