Observation 69642: Umbilicaria phaea Tuck.

When: 2011-05-28

Collection location: Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Locality: Massai Point

Substrate: Rhyolite boulders and rock formations

Identification: Umbilicaria with brown thallus and “angular (to star-shaped), immersed to sessile apothecia” (Hestmark in Nash, vol 2, 2004, p.549). Hestmark goes on to say that “Umbilicaria phaea is the most widespread rock tripe in the [Sonoran] area, something that reflects its ability to grow in very dry habitats.”

CNALH page for Umbilicaria phaea
Sharnoff Umbilicaria phaea gallery



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Used references: Hestmark in Nash et al., vol. 2, 2004, pp.548-556

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