Observation 88462: Xanthoparmelia plittii (Gyeln.) Hale
When: 2012-02-08
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

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.

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
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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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-23 18:56:51 CST (-0500)

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.]

By: Byrain
2012-03-23 17:46:12 CST (-0500)

K+yellow turning orange.

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

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

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