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Observation 239739: Rinodina oleae Bagl.

When: 2016-05-21

Collection location: Cordão dunar Consolação-Peniche, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

The world of LichenS is made of coincidences, intuition and … sometimes blindness!
This observation has a funny story. It was at this place that I found one of my first Rinodina spp.. At the time I had doubts about its classification, but there were not many choices for a specimen with such features and the name Rinodina oleae soon came out. Thus, I planned this field trip to the place with the specific target focused on the Rinodina species known to exist there. Since it was observed on Juniperus shrubs, these made part of the target. It happens that the place of the observation has no other vegetation, except one fig tree and nothing else. Therefore, this day I went to the place and started to make my observations exactly at this fig tree and the first specimen seem was precisely the one in this observation. There, I thought that it could be a Lecanora; It was a clearly mature specimen, the apothecia were much wider than those I was looking for and the thallus was not as thin as I recall (see observation 215228 and compare). I spent more than two hours in the Juniperus shrubs around looking for what I had already encountered, without knowing. At the end I left the place somewhat frustrated in relation to the target, though I found there other beauties.


Microscopy: Asci;
Microscopy: Apothecial sections;
Microscopy: Hymenium;

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