Observation 88462: Xanthoparmelia plittii (Gyeln.) Hale

When: 2012-02-08

Collection location: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing on a rock in between two other Xanthoparmelia specimens, this is the same rock as observations 87564 & 87880. Chemistry will be added later.

Images

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Underside

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: cylindrical isidia, pale below, broad lobed
Used references: Sonoran Flora, Vol. II
Based on chemical features: K+y/o

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Good
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-23 19:56:51 EDT (-0400)

I would go with X. plittii, although I notice now that I look that there are quite a few with black lower surface with stictic acid. Fool that I am, I didn’t request a shot of the lower surface!

[EDIT: Oops! I didn’t see the photo at the bottom. Yes, definitely plittii, then.]

KOH
By: Byrain
2012-03-23 18:46:12 EDT (-0400)

K+yellow turning orange.

Beautiful observations
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-02 20:23:59 EST (-0500)

Should be able to ID once we know the result of the K test.

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