When: 2009-05-26

Collection location: Aldridge Gardens, Hoover, Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)

No specimen available


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definitely not Flavoparmelia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-12-16 17:45:25 PST (-0800)

Seeing it dry, no question this is not an usnic species. I’m still stumped.

new images
By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2009-12-16 15:54:31 PST (-0800)

new images are added.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-12-12 14:22:51 PST (-0800)

I’m not familliar with Parmelia pastilifera (or is it P. pastillifera?) Amadej has some excellent photos of it that clearly show isidia, which Vitaly’s specimen doesn’t have. Hmmm, and P. pastillifera doesn’t show up on Esslinger’s list, so it would be new to North America.

I have to agree, though, that this does have a Parmelia-like look to it. Is P. omphalodes possible? Aonther species I’m not familliar with. Goward describes its pseudocyphellae as being “fleck-like”, “scattered over the upper surface”. I think we’re missing another possibility here somewhere…