Observation 21502: Umbilicaria hyperborea (Ach.) Hoffm.

When: 2008-08-10

Collection location: Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Daryl Thompson (woobs)

No specimen available

I found this in abundance on boulders amongst the health in open subalpine forest of Amabilis Fir and Whitebark Pine etc. at about 5700 ft.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada,’ to ‘Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada’



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Recognized by sight: Usnea hyperborea has pretty distinctive features, the wormlike verrucose thallus and round gyrose apothecia
Used references: Lichens of North America and Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest

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