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Observation 11967: Parmelia sulcata Taylor

When: 2008-10-04

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

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Notes:
Very colorful lichen, broadly palmate. Upper surface with distinctive pink tints to nearly green in some places; where broken by recent windstorm showing patches of blue and violet underneath, but the edges of the upper surfaces lined in black. Quite striking, really.

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Recognized by sight: I’m afraid this is exactly what this species looks like when it’s dying or dead! :) I’ll bet the pink tints are responsible for the brilliant C+ red reaction, and are only visible when the algae have died and the cortex wears away.

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