When: 2017-05-11

Collection location: Santa Barbara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: J-Dar

Specimen available

On Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa) in coastal bluff scrub habitat. A sorediate species.


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By: zaca
2017-05-29 14:13:39 CDT (-0400)

Many times I only arrived at the species after excluding every other possible; But then, looking again, you think: “how could I take it for something else?”

I agree with zaca
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-05-29 14:07:44 CDT (-0400)

I’ve collected little scraps of this species several times, each time thinking “wow, this looks weird and interesting!” Only to find it is Diploicia canescens yet again. Not sure why it fooled me so often in the field.

How so?
By: J-Dar
2017-05-29 14:01:55 CDT (-0400)

I bet without the distinctive apothecia, which are uncommon on my specimens, it can be deceiving for sure.

By: zaca
2017-05-29 13:31:40 CDT (-0400)

Now, that you know how it looks like, certainly you will see it often, sometimes when least expect. Be careful, because this species is a master in disguise.

Very nice!
By: J-Dar
2017-05-29 11:02:57 CDT (-0400)

I’ve never seen this taxon in person. I grabbed it because it was a distinctive looking “Physcia”, but I’ll have to look for the distinctive apothecia of Diploicia canescens. Thanks!

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