Observation 95803: Leptogium lichenoides (L.) Zahlbr.

When: 2012-05-16

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

47.0° -117.0° 745m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Substrate: Moss on basaltic rock

Habitat: P. ponderosa, meadow, wetland ecotone

Position: 3 inches above soil line, on top of rock, very exposed to sun and wind.

Field Notes: Appears very abundant in plot within moss on top basalt (not sure if mistaking many different species as the same one though)

Number of species nearby this specimen: 1-2 distinctly different looking lichen species within 6 inches.

Description: jelly lichen, foliose with long isidia-like projections making it look lacey when all curled up in the moss. when unrolled lobes get up to 1mm across, perhaps 3mm, very hard to unroll and properly measure.

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Used references: Goward: Key to lichens of Bricish Columbia.
Based on microscopic features: see photos

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Like the shot through handlens of wet lobes
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-30 14:59:39 CDT (-0400)

Interesting presentation! Otherwise impossible to show the crazy lobe structure. Wish I knew the Collemataceae better…

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