Observation 44776: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2010-04-25

Collection location: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

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Copyright © 2010 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2010 Johannes Harnisch

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no they probably are different
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-26 20:42:01 CDT (-0400)

i really didn’t look at the pics very well, I have some kind of connection problems, any way, yes we have lots of Lichens here; last evening we went for a walk and a saw lots of lichens couldn’t help buthink of you…lol, Okay I try the prying, chipping, etc some time when I get back to them.

are you sure these are the same?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-26 14:05:52 CDT (-0400)

The first two photos have pale brown apothecia, the third black. Is this just because the last is wet or different light or something? More likely you’ve got two (unrelated) species here. I’d guess Lecanora for the pale one, maybe Tephromela atra or … I don’t know Rinodina? for the second.

Great specimens! You have some great habitat up there.

If you’d really like to get to the bottom of these and other crustose lichens, you really can’t avoid looking at the spores. You can try to get a print in situ if it’s near your house, otherwise, there’s no avoiding prying/cutting/chipping a fragment off the rock and bringing it home to dissect under the scope.