When: 2018-01-25

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

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Hi Zaca and Jason
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2018-02-08 15:19:14 CST (-0500)

I had already seen that photo, Zaca, it’s very close and “coloured” like mine.

As read from CNALH description, “upper surface: red-brown when dry, pale brown to deep green when wet”. These were still wet since it has been rainning a lot before this day, so you can see some green and some parts turning brown.

I found it so nice that couldn’t resist to take a photo, my last obs. was made with dry weather and spring.

Good catch, zaca
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-02-08 13:44:00 CST (-0500)

In my experience in western North America, Massalongia always has a distinctive red-brown color. But you’re right, you can easily find gray specimens on-line, even in North America.

By: zaca
2018-02-08 09:20:41 CST (-0500)

I agree with Jason that the overall appearance of this specimen is that of a Fuscopannaria. However, I never found the species Massalongia carnosa. Looking for information about it I was sent to the following webpage
http://www.lichenology.info/...
where one can see a specimen that is a perfect replica of the one under analysis. Curiously the photo at the above link was also taken in Portugal (Madeira Island), though the website refers the “Lichens of Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France” and was compiled by Paul Diederich.