Observation 11884: Sphaerophorus tuckermanii Räsänen

When: 2008-10-02

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

This lichen, growing from reddish bark, so I suspect it was originally on a Western hemlock tree, has sea-green cylindrical branches with white tips. There are also occasional white cracks or tiny extensions from the main branches.



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Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Nice specimen! This thing does actually have apothecia (actually mazaedia), but they are not very common and hard to find: they appear as tiny little round “galls”, which, when broken open, are filled with a black spore mass.
86% (1)
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Recognized by sight: S. globosus has been renamed S. tuckermanii, per Jason Hollinger. S. globosus is now arctic-only.

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