Observation 194910: Phaeophyscia Moberg

When: 2014-12-25

Collection location: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

45.5056°N 94.3401°W 366m [Click for map]

Who: J-Dar

No specimen available

On granite in mixed hardwood forest.

The pruinose species in the bottom of the second photo is now separated to OBS. (195343).


Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: I forget which species are present in MN, maybe Andrew could give this a better name (there is a tiny bit of pruinose-tipped Physconia in the bottom right of the second photo, but otherwise I wouldn’t be surprised if this weren’t all one species)

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Couldn’t find it again!
By: J-Dar
2015-01-01 18:36:36 PST (-0800)

Thanks for the suggestions. I separated the Physconia, but the rest of the Phaeophyscia, whether one or more species, I left in this one Observation. I tried finding the rock outcrop again yesterday, but at 6 degrees F and previous tracks covered by recent snow, I was unsuccessful. With a warm spell hitting it might be 30F tomorrow, I’ll try again and if I find it I’ll take better photos of everything.

I’d guess
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-12-27 19:53:09 PST (-0800)

at least 2 lichen species are present, J-Dar. One is more thin than the other. Which did you wish to observe? Might include the photo again for the other lichen observation (if there is one).

(I’ll admit I’m just getting started in lichens, and my opinion on lichens may not count for much.)