Observation 44784: Rhizoplaca melanophthalma (DC.) Leuckert & Poelt

When: 2010-04-26

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

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

on a rock


Copyright © 2010 Johannes Harnisch

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Easy group
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-26 21:53:52 CDT (-0400)

The two common species are this (greenish to grayish apothecia), and R. chrysoleuca with orangish apothecia. Both are mounded things that are actually only attached at a single point underneath and therefore (relatively) easy to remove from the rock with just a pocket knife. The third somewhat-common species is R. subdiscrepans but it is broadly attached like a crust. The first two species should both be common where you are on granitic rocks.

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