Observation 12803: Flavopunctelia flaventior (Stirton) Hale

When: 2008-10-17

Collection location: Marin Center, San Rafael, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Seen at the Bioneers conference on a deciduous tree (liquid amber?).


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Greenish color (from usnic acid, would be KC+ gold), and the large round pustulate laminal soralia (arising from punctiform pseudocyphellae, also visible in the first photo). This is the common species near the coast; inland you get F. soredica instead with more labriform (lip-shaped) soralia.

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How many lichens can you find in this picture?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-10-18 13:06:48 WIB (+0700)

The yellow one is Candelaria pacifica; the small-lobed whitish one is Physcia adscendens (note the cilia if you look really closely at the young one in the center of photo two); and the crustose one could be Pertusaria, maybe P. amara?, or Lecanora (I wouldn’t want to guess without at least thumbing through Brodo…)

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