Observation 23823: Hyperphyscia adglutinata (Flörke) H. Mayrh. & Poelt

When: 2009-07-26

Collection location: Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)

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On the Japanese Maple branch



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Sorry, should have kept my mouth shut
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-12-16 12:52:33 CST (-0500)

Yes, I agree that it looks like Hyperphyscia. But I’ve been shocked before when turning one of these minute, closely-appressed lobes over and found rhizines! P. rubropulchra is extremely variable, and sometimes shows not even a hint of orange on the surface. It can have lobes that small easily. The one it’s growing over looks like P. pusilloides, and yes that’s clearly a good, honest Phaeophyscia. It’s “behaving” better than other Phaeophyscia.

Big ignore me, as a photo, this is indistinguishable from Hyperphyscia, so let’s call it that confidently! :)

9 o’clock Phaeophyscia
By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2015-12-16 11:08:01 CST (-0500)

the picture obviously shows Phaeophyscia at 9 o’clock, but looks like this is different thallus and Hyperphyscia (?) grows over it? However it is in Botanical Gardens (Japanese Garden) – could be an import?

Phaeophyscia can masquerade as Hyperphyscia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-12-15 18:05:26 CST (-0500)

That’s the only real alternative.

By: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)
2015-12-15 17:55:09 CST (-0500)

The picture taken 6 years ago. Just can’t think what else could be? I also have pictures of similar tiny lichens on concrete table in a park, but they have apothecia and globular soredia.

Hard one to verify by photo
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-12-15 17:42:04 CST (-0500)

Is this one pruinose??

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