When: 2009-01-07

Collection location: Parque Nacional Queulat, Aisén, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Growing among lush bryophytes on steep slope above waterfall in Valdivian rainforest along Carretera Austral heading south up to Queulat Pass.

Identifying characteristics: gray-brown, caulescent (i.e. tree-like with a single point of attachment raising the thallus above surrounding mosses), apotheciate, not sorediate or isidiate.

Sticta caulescens is the only caulescent species in the area with apothecia instead of isidia.

Two herbarium specimens available:
20090102.18 — Chiloe
20090107.10 — Queulat

Species Lists


(The isidiate one in the background on the right is Sticta hypochra.)
(This specimen was found in location 497.)

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Used references: Southern South America Sticta (Galloway 1994)

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