Observation 97204: Xanthomendoza fulva (Hoffm.) Søchting, Kärnefelt & S. Kondr.
When: 2012-05-28
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on old wooden fence planks used as an exterior wall to a building. K+red!

Proposed Names

-57% (1)
Recognized by sight
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: I think this is either X. fulva or X. galericulata, going on the reference, X. oregana is restricted to oceanic and suboceanic areas of
western North America and more yellow with wrinkled lobes?
Used references: Xanthomendoza galericulata, a new sorediate lichen species, with
notes on similar species in North America – http://bit.ly/KsH3ll
28% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Louise Lindblom

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I believe it!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-11 22:09:35 PST (-0800)

I just had a specimen from southern California just like this identified by K. Knudsen. I’d forgotten all about this. Tricky species, this X. fulva

By: Byrain
2012-11-11 15:06:02 PST (-0800)

I contacted Louise Lindblom about this observation, she thinks its not X. galericulata and could be X. fulva.

I think….
By: Byrain
2012-06-13 15:00:49 PDT (-0700)

that this is galericulata, staring at the pics long enough makes me think I can see the helmet shaped lobes with some what of a hood shape, that along with the other features mentioned in the article and key makes galericulata seem promising, but I really don’t have enough experience with these to say!

That’s the attraction…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-13 11:44:17 PDT (-0700)

I mean, that few people do get to spend much time there. :)

So this is galericulata? Awesome. I’ve always wondered…

By: Byrain
2012-06-13 03:02:11 PDT (-0700)

I don’t know why I didn’t consider Xanthomendoza, but not that you say it makes more sense, thanks for the correction. :)

And I didn’t get to spend much time exploring around there unfortunately, maybe next time. :)

Oooh, Warner Mts…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-13 01:19:51 PDT (-0700)

Neat place. Always wanted to explore it better…

I’m thinking this must be Xanthomendoza oregana. The others to consider are X. fulva (would expect narrower more delicate lobes), X. galericulata (supposed to have “helmet-shaped” lobe tips?)… Yeah, that’s about it, I guess, based on the location.

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