on talus Si rock in open

This species seems quite variable morphologically. I’ll post some other examples.


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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; B. Owe-Larsson and B. D. Ryan in Nash III, T.H., Gries, C. and Bungartzk, F. (ads) (2007) Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Volume 3; Brodo, Irwin M., Sharnoff, Sylvia Duran and Sharnoff, Stephen (2001) Lichens of North America
Based on microscopic features: hymenium 130u; hypothecium 200u; spores 8/ascus average 15×8u; paraphyses ca. 1.6u diameter to 2u diameter at apices
Based on chemical features: medulla iodine + blue (strong rx); thallus K+ yellow turning orange with crystals soluble in KOH

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