Observation 96242: Lecanora muralis (Schreber) Rabenh.
When: 2012-06-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is another ornithocoprophillic Lecanora (see observation 96028, L. straminea)

In Rhoades (2009) – Ryan, pers comm. on one of Fred’s specimens – “Typical of the rather thick, almost squamulose morph found, especially on seashores”

L. muralis is common on sidewalks in Seattle – I’ll post some photos

I have encountered L. muralis identified as Rhizoplaca chrysolueca, and R. chrysoleuca identified as L. muralis

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Used references: Smith, C.W., Aptroot, A., Coppins, B.J., Fletcher, A., Gilbert, O.L., James, P.W. and Wolseley, P.A. (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland; Brodo, Irwin M., Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran and Sharnoff, Stephen (2001) Lichens of North America; Rhoades, Fred M. 2009. Lichens of South Lopez Island. Douglasia Occasional Papers Volume 9, Washington Native Plant Society

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“ornithocoprophilic” is a mouthful!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-03 16:03:40 CDT (-0500)

…lexically, at least, hopefully not literally! :)

I can totally see how a small one of these could be mistaken for Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca. In the desert it forms much more obvious crust-like rosettes.

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