Observation 47153: Hypogymnia imshaugii Krog

When: 2010-06-18

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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I guess there are four species of lichen in this photo. I am most interested in the larger one.


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Lichens taste good?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-12-02 09:31:46 PST (-0800)

I’d be fascinated which species you found to be tasty! Every one I’ve put in my mouth is leathery and tasteless at best, hideously bitter at worst. (You’ve got to taste Pertusaria amara some day to truly appreciate how bitter bitter can be!)

Taxonomically, I’d just go with the knee-jerk (and usually safe!) guess Hypogymnia imshaugii here. This is a hollow tube-like lichen. If it is imshaugii, it should be white inside (you might be able to see this on the torn lobes on the right side of the photo, but I never trust the color where the interior has been exposed for a long time).

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-19 18:59:05 PDT (-0700)

Have you ever tried eating certain Lichens? They taste rather good, you have to find a decent amount to truly experience their wonders :-)

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