When: 2008-12-07

Collection location: Parque Nacional Huerquehue, Araucanía, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

Notes:
On bare trunk of Nothofagus leaning over river in open forest.
20081207.39

Interesting lichen characterized by gray-green wrinkled ascending lobes; coarse soredia nearly continuous along margins and in circles to irregular ridges on the surface; white medulla and pseudocyphellae below; pale to medium brown tomentum incompletely covering the lower surface.

Thanks to Tim Wheeler for the ID.

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Used references: South American Pseudocyphellaria (Galloway 1992)
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Why, yes it is!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-04-18 02:00:52 CST (+0800)

The Menegazzia in Chile is amazing! (They have apotheciate species down there!!) But one genus at a time, please. I still have four more pages full of Pseudocyphellaria to plow through. ;)

Menegazzia?
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2009-04-17 22:08:15 CST (+0800)

Is that a bit of Menegazzia poking through in the upper left corner? Hinds and Hinds say that Menegazzia is “especially common in temperate S. Hemisphere” ( 2007, p321).