Observation 193937: Graphidaceae

Andean cloud forest located between 2500 and 2950 m.a.s.l.

Notable tree spp.:

Roble (Quercus humboldtii)
Uvito de Monte (Cavendishia pubescens)
Chilco colorado (Escallonia myrtilloides)
Sietecueros (Tibouchina lepidota)
Canelo de Páramo (Drimys Granadensis)
Carate (Vismia baccifera)
Yarumo (Cecropia peltata)
Drago (Croton urucurana)
Chagualo (Clusia multiflora)
Carbonero (Calliandra haematocephala)
Schefflera sp.
Encenillo (Weinmannia tomentosa)
Arrayán (Myrcia cucullata)
Manzano De Monte (Billia rosea)

Collected for the Basidiomycete Course of the 8th Congresso Latinoamericano de Micologia.

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-12-19 17:20:31 MST (-0700)

Was just willing to help with literature if you were interested. I agree this is quite possibly Graphis s. str., which conveniently has a relatively recent world key. But, as zaca points out, would have to rule out other genera first, and even if Graphis, still need to check for inspersion and spore size and septation…

specimen is en route to Sweden
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-12-19 17:13:43 MST (-0700)

or should be sometime soon at least. Karl-Henrik Larsson (http://www.nhm.uio.no/...) will be receiving it. I can let him know that there is an interest in the underlying lichen in addition to the crust. we’re all hoping the material gets sent and soon.

Nice specimen
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-12-19 17:04:24 MST (-0700)

Any interest in going farther with this? With microscopy there’s a 50-50 chance we could come up with a name for it…