Observation 115954: Caloplaca Th. Fr.

When: 2012-10-13

Collection location: Pico de Orizaba, Puebla, Mexico [Click for map]

4600m

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

Specimen available

Notes:
Extremely high elevation – far above the tree line.

Stains dark red in KOH.

Micrographs are mounted in KOH.

Herbarium specimen is in the Orizaba 2012 bag.

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Images

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100x
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Spores? 400x
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Spores? 1000x
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With KOH
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With KOH
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The orange patch on this mountain in the distance is probably this same species

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So hard to tell from photo
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-08 02:38:34 CST (+0800)

The thallus may be coming free enough from the substrate to be Xanthoria elegans, but it could go either way. Not sure which Caloplaca are common in such a place. Maybe C. trachyphylla, but there are several others at least in theory possible.

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