Observation 98621: Calicium
When: 2012-06-27
(47.4288° 117.5936° 701m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Substrate: underside of Ponderosa pine branch (~8cm diameter) leaning up against 50+year old Ponderosa pine.

Habitat: Ponderosa pine grove on edge of wetland. (southwestern edge of Upper Turnbull Slough). Nearby plants include shrubby Salix sp, sedges/rushes.

Description: primary thallus bright green. Stalk- about 1mm tall, uniform in thickness, black. Capitulum- black. Basal crust- bright green and yellow. Spores- greenish-black under LM, appear to be two-celled, each cell quite spherical some spores look single celled and spherical however this is probably due to orientation of spores (9-)10-11(-12) x 5-6 (n=6). Asci are unclear, cannot be seen, assuming this means the mazaedium is “true”. (LM photos to post later)

Resources:
Preliminary Key to the Caliciales of the Pacific Northwest by E.B. Peterson 2002.

Key to Lichens of British Columbia: Fruticose Key B: Calicoids (Goward)"

Proposed Names

55% (1)
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Used references: Preliminary Key to the Caliciales in the Pacific NW (1992)
Key to Lichens of British Columbia (1994)
Based on microscopic features: Spores 2-celled.
55% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

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Heh, and it may be totally unrelated, too…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-29 16:38:09 CDT (-0400)

That’s a frustrating group!

Indeed :)
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-06-29 15:57:15 CDT (-0400)

like black cherries, yum! Those are up next — thanks for the hint that they’re related to Basidia, hopefully the Basidia here are easier than over over in Europe, i.e. discussion thread on observation 92893.

Nice little nook!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-29 01:37:57 CDT (-0400)

Look at those juicy Bacidia-like crusts as well! Mouth-watering.

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