When: 2018-12-03

Collection location: Stockbridge, Henry Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: definitely has the fine reticulate cracks typical of the Rimelia group, just hasn’t developed its soralia very well yet, I think

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Developmental stages
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-12-08 12:00:43 EST (-0500)

Yes! Definitely one of the fun things about lichens, I think, is developing a feel for how they grow and how they respond to different conditions. I’m sure all lifeforms do it, but lichens have the distinct happy advantage of hanging it all out in the open for everyone to see. :) No need to wonder what hidden factors are influencing the mycelium or root mass or anything else. What you see is what you get with lichens.

Thanks Jason,
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-12-08 11:51:34 EST (-0500)

I was really thinking about Parmotrema, especially P. reticulatum per a few of the prior observations in which you commented. However, the lobes were throwing me off and of course what you mentioned about the soredia. Learning the basic morphological features is hard enough, lol then factoring in different stages of maturity make it even harder.