Observation 77929: Xanthoparmelia mougeotii (Schaerer) Hale

When: 2011-09-24

Collection location: Serra de São Mamede, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Notes:
Some missing data probably will never permit to identify the lichen in this observation, but based on what I can see I will bet on Xanthoparmelia mougeotii, even taking into account that I not very familiar with the genus Xanthoparmelia. At least I think that it matches the short description given in the reference for that species.
The missing data are, for instance, details about the underside though the photos seem to indicate a dark color and the existence of rhizines. Other missing data are the chemical reactions on medulla. Even the data from the upper cortex are not complete, the C reaction is missing and I could not find it in the photos I took (which probably means C-). Note that the KC reaction exhibit some orange/red tones superimposed to the dark cortex at the place were it was made.

Images

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Soralia.
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Chemical reactions.

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Very few Xanthoparmelia are sorediate
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-10-04 02:48:17 CDT (-0400)

Neat!

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