Observation 88672: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2012-02-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Abundant on Prosopis throughout the area. Observed at various locations and altitudes ranging from approx. 3100-3450m

Presumed to be the same as observation 88671.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from the Bolivian National Herbarium.

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-06 16:09:17 PST (-0800)

Rules out Xanthoria s. lato. There are some Caloplaca I don’t recognize, and of course lots of Lecanora and several genera I’ve never even heard of. Tried looking up photos of a few, but no dice. I have an idea: check the spores: you could at least verify the family that way: Teloschistaceae has polarlocular spores, very distinctive and unique. I’m beginning to suspect it is Lecanoraceae or something else instead.

Sorry, in a hurry last night
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-06 11:17:35 PST (-0800)

Wish I could suggest a better name, but I have no literature for the region. I just saw ref to a checklist of lichens in Bolivia the other day. Do you happen to know it off the top of your head?

as said in the notes
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-03-06 07:54:11 PST (-0800)

it’s suspected as being the same as observation 88671. This occurred in with the bright oranges seen here, the paler pinks in 88671, and many shades inbetween. It was among the only lichen sp. observed throughout the entire 27km trek, coupled with four macrofungi, three of which were growing with cow dung. I had been told we would come into good habitat for an unknown Amanita and a variety of stalked puffballs. No such luck.

the saturation is less in MO’s rendering of the images than on my machine, as I mentioned to you in PM, and both of these images plus those of 88671 were handheld, hence the mediocre definition.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-05 23:58:55 PST (-0800)

Is this a less-pruinose version of observation 88671?

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