Observation 236027: Sphaerellothecium Zopf

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Used references: ID provided by Jason Hollinger
Based on microscopic features: It has tiny hairs sticking up, putting it in the clade of Sphaerellothecium which used to be called Echinothecium

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By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-04-10 09:51:03 PDT (-0700)

I will add this to your collection in waiting.

Certainly can be an undescribed species of Lichenostigma
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-04-10 09:35:29 PDT (-0700)

Apparently there are a number of L. cosmopolites-like specimens known from parmelioid genera around the world which no one has taken the time to try to understand and describe. I was essentially advised to keep them in a nice clean little box somewhere and pretend they don’t exist for the moment.

By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2016-04-03 16:13:38 PDT (-0700)

Something was “wrong” with a patch of F.baltimorensis whish is so common at the location: it had inner areas of thallus covered with thick mixture of lobules and pustules. It turned out to be a fungus. Unlike with other species of lichen, the lichen patch didn’t look blackish as opposed to greenish of the unaffected patches. Also, I ddn’t find those “dots” or “knots” among the network of fungus filaments under microscope – can it be a different species of Lichenostigma?