Observation 67884: Protoparmeliopsis M. Choisy

When: 2011-05-21

Collection location: Sly Park Campground, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Notes:
Found on a rock that was out in the open along the path.

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Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: almost sqamulose brown crustose lichens with pale edges covering rock
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: This genus name refers to a clade that is apparently nested within Lecanora. However, it is still a useful name, no matter what ‘Lecanora’ means in relation to it. Perhaps Protoparmeliopsis will end up as a sub-genus!

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Thanks for the correction, Brendan
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-07-31 11:18:15 CDT (-0500)

I was too quick, and didn’t notice that all the brown “squamules” were in fact simply extremely dense apothecia, and that the border is more Lecanora muralis-like. What group does this new(?) Protoparmeliopsis refer to?

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