When: 2011-08-28

Collection location: Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing on an old stone railing at a church.

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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: A yellow Acarospora?
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: areolate pure yellow thallus with apothecia sunken into areoles
Based on chemical features: K- C-

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Ah, the joys of latin America! :)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-09-08 14:07:40 CDT (-0400)
Thanks Jason
By: Byrain
2011-09-08 13:43:34 CDT (-0400)

It is indeed nice to see an actual name on one of these. :) I finally figured out how to get K in this town and will start working through past observations after I can stop being sick…

A. contigua is the only option according to Sonoran Flora
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-09-08 12:53:09 CDT (-0400)

Other K- C- species are either lobed around margin, have whitish pruina, or have elevated or subsquamulose areoles. So rare we get to put an actual species name on one of these beauties!