When: 2017-05-22

Collection location: Bass Hollow Recreation Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Used references: ID confirmed by Jim Bennett
Based on microscopic features: Spores 3×1, 100s/ascus
Based on chemical features: The black stuff is cyanobacteria – parasite?

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I have no idea
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-05-23 07:01:32 MDT (-0600)

if it grows near you, but this looks an awful lot like Caloplaca variabilis, too, at least superficially.

First two shots show “normally” looking lichen,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2017-05-22 19:52:49 MDT (-0600)

but then things get hairy – I don’t know what black stuff is resembling thallus, since this species usually has grey endolithic thallus. Perhaps S.regularis apothecia grow on top of another species?

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