Observation 96462: Candelariella vitellina (Hoffm.) Müll. Arg.

When: 2012-05-29

Collection location: Umptanum Falls, Kittitas Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

46.8958° -120.6293° 809m

Who: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)

Specimen available

Substrate: moss on basalt rocks.

Habitat: sagebrush steppe.

Description. Areolae primarily non-foliose, just convex puffs ranging from 0.20mm to 0.75 on larger areolae that were merging on having tiny lobes – could be young specimen. No soredia, no isidia seen.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Used references: Brodo: Lichens of North America
Rosentreter et al.: Biological Soil Crusts of Western U.S. Drylands.
Based on microscopic features: Spores, ellipsoid, with 2 oil drops insides; size range from 4×2um-6×1um; asci appear to have more than 8 spores.
Based on chemical features: C-; K+orange-red thallus cortex, apothecia..
91% (2)
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Based on microscopic features: polysporous

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Definitely polysporous!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-06 21:35:52 CDT (-0400)

Perfect example of it.

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