Observation 95842: Phaeophyscia hirsuta (Mereschk.) Essl.
When: 2012-05-28
Herbarium specimen reported

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Esslinger equates those two species, too
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-07-16 01:03:26 IST (+0530)

I’ll make sure MO is updated.

Esslinger returned ID P.hirsuta
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-06-29 03:25:51 IST (+0530)

Thomson equates the two (P.hirsuta & P.cernohorskyi).

Do not despair.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-05-31 06:43:03 IST (+0530)

I’ll revisit the place and take more photos there, although I doubt I can capture those hairs – they’re almost transparent. I tentatively logged this as P.orbicularis , and only bothered with photos and samples because that county didn’t have a record of that species. Now I know better. According to Thomson, P.cernohorskyi “has been collected quite widely” in WI, but this is the first time I encountered one. Perhaps I’ve been overlooking it thinking it was P.orbicularis

Too bad, it looks really neat under the scope, doesn’t it?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-31 06:28:46 IST (+0530)
Cortical hairs
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-05-31 06:13:40 IST (+0530)

I don’t think it’s visible on any of these photos, but the specimen clearly shows pale cortical hairs on the top surface of the thallus and its margins. I thought it was P.orbicularis , so I didn’t spend much time with it in the field.

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