Observation 95746: Melanohalea subolivacea (Nyl.) O. Blanco et al.

When: 2012-05-16

Collection location: Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

46.896° -117.0° 706m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Habitat: Pinus ponderosa forest, meadow, wetland/aspen community ecotone.

Substrate: Amelanchier alnifolia twig; found on other deciduous shrubs but overall not common in this plot.

Description: Apothecia present. No isidia or soredia/soralia seen, white single rhizines on underside.

Due to the wetlands nearby, there is the possibility, slim, that it could be M. multispora I need to look at number of spores present in the asci and post ’em up.

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By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-05-30 01:02:25 CDT (-0500)

Got access to a Leica machine, gotta figure out how to use it to slice up some apothecia – would be pretty neat if was humid enough in the refuge for lichens like Melanohalea multispora

Might also be worth checking C test to rule out M. glabra
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-29 13:28:14 CDT (-0500)

I see that it does actually occur that far north. But I agree with you, odds are good that all these melanelioid observations are M. subolivacea.

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