When: 2012-06-29

Collection location: Umtanum Creek, Kittitas Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)

Specimen available

On basalt. According to Knoph and Leuckert L. carpathica should not have a prothallus, while there does sort of seem to be one in the photo. I’ll find the specimen and look carefully. (Posting this observation because of nice specimen recently collected, which I’ll post next.)


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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, Knoph, l. -G. and C. Leuckert in Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Diederich, P., Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds) (2004) Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Volume 2
Based on microscopic features: see photos

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That has to be the finest photo of an ascus stain I’ve ever seen!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-29 23:46:54 CEST (+0200)

Very impressive.

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