Observation 165852: Chrysothrix Mont.

When: 2014-05-24

Collection location: River Park, Lebanon, Linn Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available


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Used references: Brodo, Lichens of North America.
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Still doesn’t look like Candelariella to me :)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-05-27 10:08:55 PDT (-0700)

But this at least I agree is crustose! The only species of Candelariella I know which regularly can be found with well-developed thallus and no apothecia is C. rosulans — which admittedly does look a bit like this — but that species shouldn’t be anywhere close to you. And the fact that it is bitter suggests to me that Chrysothrix is more likely, since it contains large quantities of any of several bitter pigments.

After scraping a small piece of this off to show the underside,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-24 22:28:34 PDT (-0700)

I put my finger in my mouth. Mistake. Extremely bitter.

Created: 2014-05-24 22:26:50 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-05-27 10:53:48 PDT (-0700)
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