Observation 47904: Lecanora subpallens Zahlbr.

When: 2010-04-26

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Images

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apothecial section in water at 100x
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apothecial section in water at 100x, cross-polarized
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asci and spores in water at 1000x

Proposed Names

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Based on microscopic features: small lecanorine spores ~12-16 × 7-9 µm
Based on chemical features: cortex K+y, C~y, KC+/- y/o, UV- (UV+y after C test)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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I blew it…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-01 17:35:22 EST (-0500)

According to my research for this group (Lecanora with pruinose, lecanorine, superficial apothecia) in the Smokies:

UV+y . . . L. miculata (see: Ozarks Flora)
C+y . . . L. subpallens (see: Brodo, Ozarks Flora)
K+r, apothecia < 1.5 mm, spores > 7 µm wide . . . L. albella (see: Brodo, Sonoran Flora)
K+t, apothecia > 0.8 mm, spores < 7.5 µm wide . . . L. caesiorubella (see: Brodo, Ozarks Flora, Sonoran Flora)

Brodo – Brodo, Sharnoff & Sharnoff. 2001. Lichens of North America. pg. 377
Ozarks Flora – Harris & Ladd. 2005
Sonoran Flora – Nash et al. 2004. Vol. II

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