Observation 318251: Aspicilia A.Massal.

It is along poor soil on small siliceous rock debris in semidesert
This species lives nearby and together with Circinaria arida, but it is clear different thing because crowded apothecia. It is grassy-green after mechanical damage



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I find
By: J-Dar
2018-06-02 12:48:20 CDT (-0400)

Caloplaca albovariegata also growing intermixed with Aspicilia species. In fact, before I found fertile thallii of the Caloplaca, I thought the slate grey areoles were some sort of Aspicilia.

This observation is similar to 318252 and they live together
By: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)
2018-06-02 10:54:44 CDT (-0400)

This observation is similar to 318252 and has more fine structure than 318252 and it is darker. They are often mixed and overlapped

What do you think about Caloplaca variabilis
By: J-Dar
2018-06-02 10:13:12 CDT (-0400)

or something similar, one of the Caloplaca species lacking anthroaquinones? The apothecia seem off to me for Aspicilia. A quick check of the spores would confirm.

Created: 2018-06-02 06:08:41 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-06-08 00:03:06 CDT (-0400)
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