Observation 11618: Umbilicaria phaea Tuck.

When: 2008-09-26

Collection location: San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

Notes:
Found these along the Angeles Crest Highway about half a mile shy of Red Box. Looks like they are among the first lichens to really thrive as you rise above Los Angeles smog.

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upper surface, at 10x
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lower surface, at 10x
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apothecia, at 30x

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Recognized by sight: angular, immersed apothecia

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