Observation 11516: Flavopunctelia soredica (Nyl.) Hale

When: 2008-06-06

Collection location: The Hogs Back, Garfield Co., Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

Greenish shield lichen, on juniper and pinyon bark. Distinguished by its C+r reaction, and less punctiform soralia than Fl. flaventior, which also is more coastal than F. soredica. This is one of the more common large epiphytic macrolichens on the Colorado Plateau.


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Used references: Nash’s Sonoran Flora, even though it’s a bit out of the range.
Based on chemical features: medulla is K+ pinkish-red

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