Observation 19927: Sticta ainoae D. Galloway & J. Pickering

When: 2008-12-21

Collection location: Parque Nacional Puyehue, Los Lagos, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

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Notes:
Found on tangle of fallen rotting limbs elevated a few feet above forest floor, in very dark deep oldgrowth Valdivian rainforest near a waterfall.

Identifying characteristics: green (primary photobiont is green algae instead of cyanobacteria), surface is smooth with no soredia or isidia, apothecia uncommon, brown tomentose below with cyphellae.

Sticta ainoae is the only green-algal Sticta in (mainland) southern South America. (There are two caulescent green-algal species endemic to the Juan Fernandez islands, as well.)

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Used references: Southern South America Sticta (Galloway 1994)

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