Observation 319503: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2018-06-11

Collection location: Grover Hot Springs State Park, Alpine Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

large pale gray crust in photo


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: still very unsure of this one

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Probably so
By: Pgrunow
2018-09-11 15:28:19 EDT (-0400)

but to me this is not entire featureless. There appear to be a small number of round sunken disks of some form, whether apothecia or not, and the lumpy formation is a bit unusual. I did consider some other species (e.g. D. scruposus) but there was nothing that seemed to be obviously similar. I don’t know. Just need to invest in KOH to have much hope with crusts.

When in doubt
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-09-11 00:28:46 EDT (-0400)

Aspicilia is always a safe guess for featureless, ugly grayish/brownish crusts in California! :)

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