When: 2014-05-26

Collection location: South Bluff/Devil’s Nose State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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This observation of Rhizoplaca is the most similar for Kazakhstan.
By: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)
2019-02-01 09:59:15 CST (-0500)

This observation of Rhizoplaca is the most similar for Karkaraly National park in Kazakhstan.
It has the same problem: some Rhizoplaca create apothecia via microholes as black dark dots.
Other “Rhizoplaca” (?) creates apothecia via short cuttings or scar (see observations 216980, 236111, 241527).

I’ve seen those little balls before, too
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-05-31 14:46:04 CDT (-0400)

I would love to know what causes them! Almost like an insect gall, but there’s never anything inside of them (that I can tell).

It’s hard to believe
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-05-30 23:20:56 CDT (-0400)

that all this bewildering variety of lobules, squamules, apothecia etc.is just one species (I love those little “balls” in particular).