Observation 21274: Phaeophyscia ciliata (Hoffm.) Moberg

When: 2009-05-14

Seen at: Birmingham, Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Birmingham, Alabama’ to ‘Birmingham, Alabama, USA



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Recognized by sight: Note the abundant, distinctive, white-tipped, pointy, black rhizines protruding from the undersurface. This is typical of Phaeophyscia. Physconia would have squarrose (bottle-brush-like) rhizines.
Used references: Brodo’s Lichens of North America
Based on chemical features: K test (drop of lye) on the cortex should be negative, ruling out Physcia and Heterodermia.

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By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2009-05-25 03:25:45 CEST (+0200)

Appreciate your identification, keep learning.

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