Observation 95881: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2012-05-28

Collection location: Modoc National Forest, Modoc Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Little black apothecia, but on obsidian! Maybe that will make it easier, I have this rock too so I will hopefully add more information later.

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By: Byrain
2012-05-31 09:44:35 PDT (-0700)

Thanks again for the info, its always informative. :) This might end up on the back burner for a little, but I won’t forget about it.

That’s not something you see every day. :)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-31 00:30:57 PDT (-0700)

I’m guessing Acarospora. Be sure to do C test on section of apothecium under microscope. Should have a bazillion tiny spores per ascus. The other thing you’ll need to observe if I’m right is the distribution of the algae around the apothecium: is it in a continuous layer, or is it interrupted by bundles of hyphae? With all that, we can probably put a name to it.

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