Observation 270203: Caloplaca Th. Fr.

When: 2017-02-18

Collection location: Calumet County Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Welter (mattfungus)

No specimen available

Notes:
orange crusty lichen on stone

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Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: on limestone or calcareous sandstone by any chance?
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Caloplaca arenaria is dark red
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-03-06 20:17:30 CET (+0100)

and the apothecia are almost always more scattered, not clustered together like this. And I think there are well-developed orange areoles between the apothecia in this specimen; C. arenaria has no areoles.

lichen
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2017-03-06 01:39:02 CET (+0100)