Observation 59450: Pyxine Fr.

When: 2010-11-20

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: pruina, lecideine apothecia, mustard-yellow medulla

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It’s greek…
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-11-22 12:29:06 CST (-0500)

At least till I manage to setup a small lab for doing the microscopic examination.. but somehow it feels nice to be able to do a prelim study before.. I graduate to actually studying it.. THANKS for the help Jason…!! :))

very nice!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-11-22 12:12:47 CST (-0500)

Distinctive tropical genus (also a “physcioid”). The pattern of pruina is distinctive: near the tips, but stops a little way back from the margins. Also the yellowish medulla is typical (and unusual in most other physcioid genera). Chemistry is very rich in this genus (as in most tropical genera, it seems, you lucky dogs). The clincher is the “lecideine” apothecia; all other physcioid genera have gray (“thalline” or thallus-like) rims; this genus has black rims without any algae. (Hmm, I wonder why that’s helpful?…)

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