Observation 73911: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2011-08-13

Collection location: Sacramento, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

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Growing on a old gravestone from 1866. I didn’t notice any apothecia.



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Looks pretty indistinct
By: Byrain
2011-08-19 18:53:53 CEST (+0200)

But I thought it looked cool enough to at least try to get some pictures of it. :) Thanks for looking at it anyways.

Not much to go on, is there?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-08-19 08:29:17 CEST (+0200)

Probably poor form to go around chipping off pieces of gravestones in order to identify the lichens, you think?

The black bumps could be pycnidia or perithecia or even sporodochia (whatever those are!) Could be Verrucaria, Lichenothelia, or even one of the gelatinous jobbies in the Lichinales. I’ve never managed to get to the bottom of any of these black stains, sorry.

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