Observation 66119: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2011-04-23

Collection location: Shoreview Park, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

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I’d guess Xanthoria fulva
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-04-23 17:28:56 PDT (-0700)

It seems a bit too orange for Candelaria pacifica which really is the only other choice. (While I’ve seen Xanthoria look yellow, I’ve never seen Candelaria look orange.) (K test removes any doubt: Xanthoria K+ red, Candelaria K-.)

(Among Xanthoria sensu lato, you can rule out the fertile ones obviously, the broad-lobed ones (ulophyllodes, oregana, fallax), and you can rule out X. candelaria because it’s not all mounded up.)

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