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Observation 352159: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2016-12-21

Collection location: Cheaha State Park, Clay and Cleburne Cos., Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Vitaly Charny (vcharny)

No specimen available


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I’m thinking this is a form of Buellia spuria
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-12-22 10:24:32 CST (-0600)

Are there related species present? Some species of Buellia do this thing where as the apothecium emerges from the thallus it pulls a thin veil of thalline material with it over the rims. That looks like what this one is doing. Some look downright lecanorine, yet others are obviously lecideine. Maybe that is something B. spuria does, too. It is a fairly adaptable species, considering it is present in the desert southwest (NV and AZ at very least) and in the southern Appalachians(!!) Wouldn’t be surprised at all, in fact, if it turns out to be multiple species.