Observation 95994: Physcia aipolia (Ehrh. ex Humb.) Fürnr.

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8% (2)
Recognized by sight: on dry branch of apple, aerobiontic
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: not quite good enough photos to be sure this isn’t P. aipolia. Ideally you’d want to do K test in medulla to be sure, anyway: P. stellaris is K-, P. aipolia K+y (both are K+y on the surface).
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: see comments

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Works for me!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-01 13:53:58 PDT (-0700)
It has to be
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-01 12:05:38 PDT (-0700)

Physcia aipolia. I see tiny white dots on the thalli if I am not erring and I believe the medulla is K y+ but not sure about that at all.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-01 11:46:00 PDT (-0700)

The only trick is to distinguish between K+ in the medulla and the K+ from the cortex. If you cut/scratch a patch of cortex off exposing the white medulla, try applying KOH solution with needle or toothpick of capillary tube or something very small. Helps to do it under a dissecting scope.

Does the K reaction still work
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-06-01 11:28:55 PDT (-0700)

on herbarium material?

Created: 2012-06-01 06:27:57 PDT (-0700)
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