When: 2008-03-28

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Another lichen with a cool name and habit: “Moss Bane” — or more prosaically, Ernie Brodo calls it “Dot Lichen”. Question is: does this lichen parasitize the poor moss in question? Either way it doesn’t look good for the moss.


Proposed Names

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Used references: Keyed out using Curtis Bjork’s provisional keys for the epiphytic crustose lichens of Wells Gray area.
Based on microscopic features: apothecial and spore characteristics

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Neat lichen!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-03-31 12:29:06 CDT (-0400)

Where does it occur?