When: 2018-01-24

Collection location: Santa Barbara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

34.5164°N 120.3969°W 198m [Click for map]

Who: J-Dar

Specimen available
Collection number: Jason Dart 914

Notes:
Off Jalama Road in northwestern Santa Barbara County, near Lompoc.

On Quercus agrifolia bark.

Thallus yellowish, continuous, C+O, K+Y. Apothecia plane to convex, epruinose. Epihymenium dark with aeruginose tints, POL+. Hypothecium brown, K+intensifying, hymenium hyaline, not or weakly? inspersed.

Spores simple, hyaline, globose, about 13×8µm.

Images

POL+ epihymenium
100x in KOH
K/I ascus stain
K/i ascus stain

Proposed Names

76% (2)
Recognized by sight: POL+ epihymenial crystals, hymenium not inspersed

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