Observation 76586: Parmelia hygrophila Goward & Ahti

When: 2011-09-18

Collection location: Shorecrest High School, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

Growing on Lodgepole Pine

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Recognized by sight: soredioid isidia scattered over surface, instead of excavate soredia along cracks

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This seems to be relatively common along the coast
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-09-24 14:53:09 -03 (-0300)

There are a few isidiate Parmelia, including P. saxatilis and P. fraudans, but both of those typically grow on rock. P. fraudans also has usnic acid in the isidia. P. saxatilis has shiny isidia with obvious cortex while P. hygrophila and P. fraudans both have soft, dull-looking granular “isidia”.

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