Observation 11519: Rhizoplaca peltata (Ramond) Leuckert & Poelt

When: 2008-06-06

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

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

I’ve never seen this before, but it looks to be significantly different than the other two common species in the area in that it is browner, smoother, distinctly nonpruinose, and the apothecia start out immersed. Since I only have one tiny specimen, I didn’t try the PPD test to verify.


(used flash)
underside (used flash)
at 30x
at 30x

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Used references: Nash’s Sonoran Flora

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Created: 2008-09-24 16:22:30 CDT (-0500)
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