Observation 95356: Tuckermannopsis platyphylla (Tuck.) Hale

When: 2012-04-29

Collection location: Kaniksu National Forest, Boundary Co., Idaho, USA [Click for map]

48.5831° 116.4904° 3313m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Substrate: tiny diameter branch evident from center of lichen-hold, about 1.5 cm diameter, found on ground, assuming canopy.

Habitat: Hemlock-larch-ponderosa pine forest, thinned about 10-20 years ago, large gap to the north, along logging road.

Climate: Mild snow or rain filled winters, moist rainy spring and fall, hot dry summers.

Notes: Rhizines not seen. Clumps of cyanobacteria on upper and lower cortex, not contained within cephalodia.

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Used references: Lichens of British Columbia (Goward 1994)
Based on chemical features: KC-

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Location does not compute!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-23 17:28:45 CDT (-0400)

You left out a minus sign in the longitude, but even then the lat/long isn’t even close to the airport(!) contained within the boundaries of the location! Are you really at 3313m? Isn’t that over tree-line at that latitude? According to my map, that lat/long should be more like 1000m?

(Sorry, I’m just trying to sneak an aerial view of your place. :)

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