Collection location: Loyalsock State Forest, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Who: Dave W (Dave W)
Two different versions of what we believe is the same species (photos B and C).
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Covered with microsquamules, no cortex between the microsquamules, brown apothecia… Fair enough. Can you confirm with chemistry by any chance? C. squamosa is usually very brightly UV+ whitish, although there is also a thamnolic strain (K+ brilliant yellow), if I remember right. The ones I was thinking of, in any case, have totally different chemsitry — fumarprotocetraric acid (K~ dingy brownish-reddish) in all of the species I was suggesting, I think.
The other similar specimen, 288959, keyed out the same but came from a different spot. Looks different on visual examination.
The cool thing about this one is that it was growing on a log that appeared to have been down for a long time, yet the podetia are growing downward! I’ve never seen that.