Observation 210918: Flavoparmelia Hale

When: 2015-07-16

Collection location: Chaiyaphum, Thailand [Click for map]

Who: Len Worthington (lennyworthington)

No specimen available

Can I get an I.D. for this Lichen please from Thailand


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Zaca may be right
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-21 11:30:35 PDT (-0700)

But I can’t see the dots on the surface characteristic of Punctelia.

I admit that this is wet, so color is hard to read… but this looks green enough to be Flavoparmelia. Or Flavopunctelia if there are dots that just aren’t visible in these photos.

Lenny, I recommend, wherever possible, trying to get photos of dry specimens. I realize conditions don’t always permit this! But colors are much more reliable when dry.

And I second Daniel’s comments about getting in a habit of checking the underside of the lichen. Color, presence and type of rhizines or tomentum, etc. are all important generic characters. And, if possible, get closer photos. Minute details of texture, pruina, asexual propagules, etc. can all be invaluable information at both the generic and specific level.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-21 10:27:57 PDT (-0700)

have several features which need to be photographed, Len. The underside needs to have a separate photograph if possible. The rhizimes which often hold the lichen in place can be important to identification.

That said, this looks like a Parmelia to me.