Observation 95649: Melanohalea O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Divakar, Essl., D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch

When: 2012-05-25

Collection location: Umptanum Falls, Kittitas Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.0613° -120.6306° 752m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Notes:
Substrate: Growing on trunk of Amelanchier alnifolia, 3-5ft above ground.

Habitat: Sagebrush steppe, with scattered ponderosa pines, on boundary of riparian aspen community.

Description: Apothecia lecanorine, hymenium all green, thallus about 2.5cm across, lobe width 5mm. Underside dark brown, with tufted rhizines or cilia. Soralia or isidia not seen. Possibly lobules present. Appears to be external cephalodia pockets on upper cortex.

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-29 23:34:42 IST (+0530)

Check spores. I think the “cephalodia” are probably apothecial initials or warts. Melanelia aren’t known for cephalodia.

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