Observation 88498: Lecanora carpinea (L.) Vain.
When: 2012-03-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: on bark of dead branch Alnus Rubra

with http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/88069?q=C89r http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/88087?q=C89r http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/88016?q=C89r (if there is a better or preferred way to refer to other observations please let me know)

this is an area of relatively low air quality (near interstate highway and agriculture)

L. carpinea appears to be quite common in the Puget lowlands. In places (e.g. Discovery Park) it may cover large areas of bark

old specimens do not develop terpenoid crystals – Jason – I’ll get back to you on this in a few years

Species Lists


top 2 H2O, bottom KOH
sections from area marked L.c on lower right

Proposed Names

83% (1)
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Used references: Smith, C.w., Aptroot, A., Coppins, B.J., Fletcher, A., Gilbert, O.L., James, P.W. and Wolseley, P.A. (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland, Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Diederich, P., Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds) (2004) Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Volume 2
Based on microscopic features: spores average ca. 10.5 × 7
Based on chemical features: disk C+y(strong)

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I’m into instant gratification
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-03 14:42:47 CST (-0500)

So I ignore terpenoids. :)

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