Observation 404181: Lichen P. Micheli


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I don’t know the equipment they use
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2020-03-16 16:11:02 PDT (-0700)

Here is an example of the publicly-available scans:


James says they have higher-res versions available, as well. The public version won’t win any awards with its detail, probably the same resolution you are working with. But certainly good enough to do quick, cursory verifications, at least that the id is plausible.

How are they doing their scans?
By: J-Dar
2020-03-16 12:54:30 PDT (-0700)

Our herbarium just finished photographing the entire vascular plant collection and now I’m going to try to play with their equipment to photograph all the lichens we have. I’m not sure if the lens they have will do close-ups well enough yet.

Thanks, Jason!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2020-03-15 20:17:09 PDT (-0700)

That’s extraordinarily quick turn-over for me. :) I had a box ready to go, was just waiting for a few more specimens to fill it up.

You want to be really impressed? Wait until you see how quickly NY gets it on-line! Probably within the month. And they’re doing high-quality scans of every specimen nowadays. Those folks really have it together up there!

Not sure what’s more surprising
By: J-Dar
2020-03-15 18:30:52 PDT (-0700)

The fact that you just saw it, or that your specimen from 45 days ago is already in NYBG!

Too white
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2020-03-15 18:19:33 PDT (-0700)

I saw it the other day, I’ll post an observation.

Wild Guess…
By: J-Dar
2020-03-15 17:07:16 PDT (-0700)

Willeya diffracta??

That’s the same thing I was wondering?
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2020-03-15 10:30:20 PDT (-0700)

Did not collect, so no further notes unfortunately.

Lecanora oreinoides usually has more dilated disks
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2020-03-15 09:10:58 PDT (-0700)

I can’t offer any better suggestions, though. Are those dots perithecia? Pycnidia? Young apothecia? Parasites?