Observation 44867: Ophioparma Norman

When: 2008-06-28

Collection location: Dovrefjell, Norway [Click for map]

Who: Irene Andersson (irenea)

No specimen available

growing on a rock


Proposed Names

46% (2)
Recognized by sight: Again, this looks different from what I’m used to. Our species in alpine/tundra is O. ventosa, but it has flat apothecia. I see there is something called O. lapponica, maybe that’s it?

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-04-30 07:23:52 PDT (-0700)

for the link!
Unfortunately, no collection. It looks too difficult to tell the species apart without spores…

Spore characters …
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2010-04-29 14:56:43 PDT (-0700)

and chemistry distinguish Ophioparma ventosa and O. lapponica. There is a nice summary of this genus in N America by Phillip May of the Farlow Herbarium: Lichen Flora of North America, The Genus Ophioparma Norman