On serpentinite near salt water.

Had posted on Northwest Lichenologists Forum for advice – "a bit out on limb in thinking Fuscopannaria group…F. thiersii, of which Jørgensen (2000) mentions “may be a specialist of heavy-metal and/or ultrabasic rocks”."

Suggestion for specimen sent to Matthias Shultz – waiting for DNA info. He did say “F. thiersii comes close, though I am not 100% safe (which is sort of impossible for the whole group). It seems that your record is pretty much to the north when compared to known records which mostly come from N California.)”

(Checking this observation I see only one of three references, and don’t see how to edit this. The others are Jørgensen et al. 2007 and McCune 2017.)

I like – “which is sort of impossible for the whole group”



Proposed Names

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Used references: Jørgensen (2000) Survey of the Lichen Family Pannariaceae on the American Continent, North of Mexico
Based on microscopic features: spores average 12×7um, most with large oil drop

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Nice! I don’t know this species
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-11-27 19:14:23 MST (-0700)

At least Jørgensen is honest! :)

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