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Okay, I see what you mean
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-06-26 23:01:07 -05 (-0500)

The “birds nests” are really hard to find in some of those photos on waysofenlichenment (even in the full-size copies I’m fortunate enough to have access to! :)

And I see what you mean about the rhizines ulophyllodes “throws around”.

Thanks for your comments. I would like to learn ulophyllodes. I just never see it. Now if you ever need help distinguishing fulva, galericulata and fallax, I’m your man!

The other thing X.ulophyllodes usually has
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2018-06-26 22:18:48 -05 (-0500)

are those rhizines it throws around – however not all specimen have them

Far from being an expert, I rely on others to carry the water for me :-)
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2018-06-26 22:12:48 -05 (-0500)

for example, I think that 3rd photo from the top on Ways of Enlichenment resembles this specimen (except that is fertile while this one is not). Seriously, when looked at it under the scope, I found some of those curled lips with soredia (are they called “birds nests”?) on this specimen. Also present is what I call the surf – what you find on top of waves in heavy seas. In my findings of X.ulophyllodes those soredial edges are more delicate and thinner, but I agree that X.ulophyllodes could be an option here. In fact I was looking back through my older photos of X.ulophyllodes and realized that some of them were misidentified. I even found some old photos labeled X.fulva and will set about fixing that mess sometime soon.

You’re the expert on this group but…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-06-25 22:53:21 -05 (-0500)

I would’ve thought this looked more like X. ulophyllodes than X. fallax. But maybe I just can’t zoom in enough to see the soralia originating between the cortices…

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