Observation 316585: Aspicilia cinerea (L.) Körber

When: 2018-04-30

Collection location: Borovoye National Park, Akmola District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

53.022527° 70.159361° 624m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

It is on granitic blocks in semi-shadow of pine-tree forest. Whitish or light grey spots are mainly 10-20cm length and usually without any concentric zonality. Apothecia have a shape of white cups (black inside). Sometimes apothecia partially have complex radial structure but without rectangular cells as Aspicilia cinerea has.
NaClO 5-8% test makes very weak yellowish tint or nothing and weak brown colouring of apothecia.
KOH 20% tests make yellow colouring turned fast into yellow-brown, then over 4 minutes into red-brown as old blood.


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Aspicilia A.Massal._GPS_54_KOH_test_3min.JPG

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-06-13 11:34:30 CDT (-0500)

Created: 2018-05-18 09:10:27 CDT (-0500)
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