Observation 69334: Evernia prunastri (L.) Ach.

When: 2011-05-19

Collection location: Point Lobos State Park, Monterey Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Locality: near the Piney Woods picnic area



Proposed Names

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Used references: Kashiwadani and Nash in Nash et al., vol.2, 2004, pp.440-455
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Used references: Jason’s remarks and CNALH reference pages

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Makes sense it would be small
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-06-16 21:33:48 EDT (-0400)

It’s getting close to the southern end of its range. It makes it to southern California according to the Sonoran Flora. Hmmm, where, according to my notes, I’ve seen it in the Santa Monica Mountains. Good thing I keep notes, I have no memory of that whatsoever! :)

By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2011-06-16 20:46:31 EDT (-0400)

Thanks, Jason! These are the only two photos of this sort I have from Point Lobos. Both of these thalli were quite small and I assumed that they had just not yet developed the curly lobe tips to be expected on Ramalina pollinaria, but now I prefer your explanation. They have little puppet hands at the ends of their lobes because they are actually Evernia prunastri.

CHALH page for Evernia prunastri
CHALH page for Ramalina pollinaria

Woah, this looks different…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-06-16 19:34:51 EDT (-0400)

After exhaustive search, I think I’ve put my finger on what’s wrong with this Ramalina… I think it’s an Evernia! :) What do you think of Evernia prunastri? Do you have any close-up photos of it? If not, compare to this:


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