Observation 96209: Umbilicaria hyperborea (Ach.) Hoffm.
When: 2012-05-16
47.0° 117.0° 707m
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Substrate: basalt rock.

Habitat: Ponderosa pine meadow, wetland, aspen community ecotone.

Notes: NE side of rock face, 7 inches above soil line, exposed.

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No perforations
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-06-03 03:02:31 PDT (-0700)

But I’m excited to find U. terrefacta! Pin pricks all over, super neat :)

Consider U. torrefacta, too
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-03 02:01:26 PDT (-0700)

Check the underside. U. torrefacta has tattered plates, U. hyperborea should be fairly smooth. The real telling character for torrefacta is the pin-pricks: hold it up to the light and see if it’s perforated all over. Many species can do this to a limited extent, but when you see torrefacta it’s like a slap upside the head: “oh, that’s what they mean!”

Created: 2012-06-03 01:37:32 PDT (-0700)
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