When: 2016-12-26

Collection location: New London, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jess Evans (JBE16)

No specimen available

Found at the summit of Bly Hill, elevation approx. 2000 ft.

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Used references: Lichens of North America, 2001, Yale University Press
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Few can!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-12-28 11:06:35 CST (-0600)

This is a difficult group for everyone, even the professionals.

C. pyxidata vs. C. chlorophaea
By: Jess Evans (JBE16)
2016-12-28 07:53:37 CST (-0600)

Thanks for your comment, Jason. I am brand new to lichens, so I appreciate the opportunity to learn more. I’m not sure I could differentiate between the two!

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-12-27 10:19:22 CST (-0600)

The corticate granules inside the cups are right at the edge between C. chlorophaea and C. pyxidata. These ambiguous cases are very frustrating to me. I think true C. pyxidata would have large, clearly flattened, areoles inside the cups. And I think true C. chlorophaea should have at least some tiny granules verging on soredia, at least on the outside of the cups. True C. pyxidata shouldn’t have any tiny granules(?)