Observation 68349: Melanelia

When: 2011-05-21

Collection location: Serra de São Mamede, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Notes:
Found over granitic rock. All chemical reactions were negative.

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Recognized by sight: narrow-lobed olive-brown thallus

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-05-30 17:43:10 MST (-0700)

There are several Melanelia on rock, and the C reaction in the medulla can be very weak and fleeting. According to the Sonoran Flora, if it truly is C-, then it should be M. disjuncta. M. tominii is possible if the C reaction is missed. There are others farther north which are not covered in this key, and probably yet more in Europe.