Observation 88521: Lecanora carpinea (L.) Vain.
When: 2012-03-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Notes: on bark of dead branch Alnus Rubra

with # 88498 Observation 88087 Observation 88069 Observation 88016 (see last image for location on specimen)

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

I find it interesting how different individuals of this species vary morphologically (e.g. in degree of pruinosity), even on the same specimen. Perhaps this is not unusual, as some other species on these specimens also vary some.

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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 x6.5
Based on chemical features: disk C+y(strong)

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yes – I’ll switch the notes
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-03-04 03:08:13 CET (+0100)

thanks Jason, I’ll correct it

I think H20 and KOH plates are switched
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-04 01:03:31 CET (+0100)

Gorgeous macro shots!

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