Observation 65232: Lepraria lobificans Nyl.

When: 2011-04-03

Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Found in a vertical wall in a natural habitat. Similar to L. ecorticata and to L. lobificans, which can be seen in the reference given.


Chemical reactions

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Thanks, Jason.
By: zaca
2011-04-10 15:22:50 PDT (-0700)
not much to add
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-04-10 08:49:18 PDT (-0700)

Lendemer’s key to North American species suggests L. ecorticata should be K- (and KC+y), while I think L. lobificans might be K+y. That would suggest it should be L. lobificans. (The apparent KC+y reaction shown could easily be a very persistent K+y reaction which the subsequent addition of C is failing to erase.) It’s entirely plausible. Nice photos.

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