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Notes:
HABITAT oldgrowth chaparral and conglomerate outcrops at top of high transverse ridge; SUBSTRATE north face of conglomerate cliff; ASPECT shaded; NOTES scattered dull light brown areoles, K- C- KC- UV- 350-375nm, 1-5 dark red-brown sunken small apothecia in each areole, epihymenium red-brown POL-, cortex margin brown POL- but hyaline POL- within, algal layer conspicuously jagged, medulla finely POL+ in areas, hymenium hyaline POL-, hypothecium brownish POL-; SPORES many per ascus, ~4 × 1.5 µm.

Images

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Fertile areoles, at 30x, stacked.
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Scattered tiny areoles, at 10x, stacked.
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Large shaded patch on rotten flake of stone.
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Thallus, at 30×.
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Apothecial section, in water, at 100×.
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Apothecial section, in water, at 100x, cross-polarized.

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