Observation 353262: Heterodermia Trevisan

Notes:
On a dry branch of Huisache (acacia with fine leaves).

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Proposed Names

-31% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: a few options: H. casarettiana, H. japonica, maybe H. albicans

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I don’t think that this location has more lichens than other places.
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-12-30 20:08:16 CST (-0600)

Just in winter there is nothing to see there except lichens, because there are no flowers or mushrooms.

Certainly, I understand
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-12-29 21:09:21 CST (-0600)

Just making suggestions in case you think of it next time.

By the way, these are gorgeous specimens (and gorgeous photos). Are there lots of lichens this well-developed in central Texas? Can’t imagine why more lichenologists don’t visit with material like that to work with!

Underside view is not available.
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-12-29 20:47:57 CST (-0600)

I may look next time.

Need to see the underside of these things
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2018-12-29 19:59:59 CST (-0600)

Would also help rule out other Physciaceae more definitively. (I’m just going on the “flowing” texture of the lobes, usually a sign of a prosoplectenchymatous upper cortex, but could certainly be wrong.)