Observation 94419: Herteliana alaskensis (Nyl.) S. Ekman
When: 2012-05-10
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: on Si rock, salt spray zone; with Xanthoria candelaria and a Caloplaca sp., probably C. rosei

(this one was rather more fun and less frustrating than many, as it is distinctive in several ways)

Proposed Names

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Used references: Noble, W. J. (1982) The Lichen Flora of the Coastal Douglas-fir Dry Subzone of British Columbia. Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Reprinted and nomenclaturally updated in 1996 by Bruce McCune with permission of the author.; Bruce McCune’s Miscellaneous Keys to Microlichens of the Pacific Northwest of North America; http://symbiota.org/nalichens/taxa/index.php?taxon=53187
Based on microscopic features: hymenium 60u high; spores 8/ascus, mostly 3- and 4-septate, average 24×7; paraphyses simple, ca. 2u diameter, ca. 3u diameter at apices; Pycnidia abundant; pycnospores ca. 15u long and very thin, variably curved
Based on chemical features: K -

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Nicely done
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-10 22:51:54 PDT (-0700)

I feel like I really have a chance of recognizing this after seeing your observation.

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