Observation 69473: Dermatocarpon Eschw.

When: 2011-06-03

Collection location: Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Substrate: on Kaibab limestone

Identification: The CNALH checklist of the lichens of Arizona includes 10 species of Dermatocarpon (as well as a link to the recent checklist of Arizona lichens by Bates et al.). Click on a name to see the associated CNALH reference page.
Dermatocarpon americanum
Dermatocarpon bachmannii
Dermatocarpon leptophyllodes
Dermatocarpon luridum
Dermatocarpon moulinsii
Dermatocarpon polyphyllizum
Dermatocarpon reticulatum
Dermatocarpon schaechtelinii
Dermatocarpon taminium
Dermatocarpon tenue
Judging by the number of red pins stuck into the state of Arizona on these range maps (!), one might expect americanum, moulinsii, reticulatum, schaechtelinii, taminium, and tenue to be among the most commonly collected.


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Need to pop one or two off the rock to see the underside to get anywhere
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-06-18 01:50:00 CDT (-0400)

D. moulinsii with rhizines
D. reticulatum with faint fine pruina near edge
D. americanum with relatively pale underside
and others!