When: 2017-01-14

Collection location: Barragem da Póvoa e Meadas, Portalegre, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

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Notes:
Growing on exposed siliceous rocks.

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I didn’t mean that the species I found …
By: zaca
2017-01-17 16:25:43 CST (-0500)

are not reported, simply that I don’t know the existence of such reports. This is a very old story, since we don’t have a reliable checklist; In the paper that I use as a checklist for this location (published in 1998) no species of Rhizoplaca appears.

I was just curious
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-01-17 16:04:25 CST (-0500)

I was just reading about work Steve Leavitt has done barcoding several cryptic species within what we call R. melanophthalma in western North America. I was just curious if you knew something I didn’t know! :)

That’s really neat that you’ve found yet another species — two populations no less! — not reported for the area.

Yeah, It seems like R. melanophthalma.
By: zaca
2017-01-17 15:53:08 CST (-0500)

I was not expecting to find such abundance here. I only found it twice species of Rhizoplaca and it was far from this place, though at the same big location (this was in the north part and the other more to south. If you look at the comments of observation 236223, you will se that this is not reported here.
Thanks, Jason, for your comment.

Looks like R. melanophthalma
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-01-17 15:33:11 CST (-0500)

Does that occur in Portugal? Do you have other options? Waiting for chemistry to verify?