Observation 48222: Parmotrema perlatum (Hudson) M. Choisy

When: 2010-07-03

Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available


Details in the corners – starting from the left top and going clockwise we have: K reaction; KC reaction; cilia (rare but existing!); underside of a lobe.

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I’m not sure I could tell them apart either
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-07-10 19:22:00 CDT (-0500)

I’m still looking for specimens of both. Hopefully when seen side-by-side it will be clear.

Unfortunately I didn’t check the medulla.
By: zaca
2010-07-10 18:01:42 CDT (-0500)

The two species you mentioned are very similar and I couldn’t decide which one it is.

Also consider Parmotrema stuppeum
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-07-06 20:25:31 CDT (-0500)

Long powdery (fine) soralia and very few cilia can also be P. stuppeum. P. perlatum is definitely possible, too. Did you do K or C test on the medulla? There are a number of chemospecies in Parmotrema, so it’s always worth testing every specimen you collect.

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