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When: 2008-03-06

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

crust lichen, on conifer log
THALLUS: corticate, continuous, lumpy, dull med green, spotty color, K-
MEDULLA: white, K-
ALGAE: green
APOTHECIA: disk, adnate to v slightly constricted, flat to convex, rim black even shiny smooth prom, disk black textured-shiny, 0.2-0.5 mm wide, epihymenium dark gray bleeding into upper hymenium, hymenium clear with no oil, hypothecium medium brown, exciple w/ v prominant black cortex, paraphyses greatly expanded at rounded tips to 5 µm unbranched, all POL-
SPORES: 8 per ascus, elliptical, smooth, 2 cells, brown, wall evenly thickened, slightly constricted, 11.2+/-0.6 × 5.6+/-0.2 µm (N=6)


at 30x
apothecial section, in water, at 400x
apothecial rim, in water, at 1000x
spores and paraphyses tips, in water, at 1000x

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