Observation 50173: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2010-08-11

Collection location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Robert Sasata (Sasata)

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Could be P. stellaris
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-08-11 22:54:01 CDT (-0400)

based on apparent lack of mottling of the surface, but I’ve been fooled before. Only way to be sure is to do the KOH test on the white interior. If K+ yellow then it is P. aipolia (very common); K- then it is P. stellaris (less common).

[edit: Hold on a minute, this could well be Phaeophyscia, too: Phaeophyscia surface is K-, Physcia surface is K+ yellow]

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