When: 2014-06-13

Collection location: MP 14.5 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Crustose areolate lichen growing on rockwork of panoramic view of Sheppard’s Point, the apex of Larch Mountain. The first photo is with lots of rain, the second a better-drained lichen of the same kind, I think.


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Recognized by sight: Woah! this one is actually identifiable! The pinkish “parasites” are actually cephalodia — little structures which contain a cyanobacteria instead of the green algae that the rest of the lichen uses. Very distinctive genus, and only one species is common in North America.

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