Observation 66328: Nostoc Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault

When: 2011-04-19

Collection location: Marteleira, Lourinhã, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

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Based on chemical features: All chemical reactions negative.
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Used references: See this photo and this photo, for excellent examples.

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To complete …
By: zaca
2011-04-27 14:01:36 PDT (-0700)

… the information about this observation I already uploaded three new pictures taken two days latter.

The examples …
By: zaca
2011-04-26 13:37:12 PDT (-0700)

… you gave are enlightening and it seems likely to be a free-living cyanobacterial colony of Nostoc (I didn’t know about that possibility with such a form!). The important thing is that the Nostoc exists at the place of the observation and sometimes it associates with a fungus to form a lichen, as is the case of the specimen considered in MO66329 living in the same place.

Worth considering possibility…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-04-26 12:50:02 PDT (-0700)

…that this is just free-living cyanobacterial colony of Nostoc. I don’t see morphological features typical of Collema or Leptogium here… but I’ve been wrong before in this group, believe me…

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