Observation 86861: Arthonia cinnabarina (DC.) Wallr.

When: 2012-01-22

Collection location: Sarasota, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: m.cicanese (Matthew Cicanese)

No specimen available

I found this on palm bark.



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By: ndoll
2012-03-09 23:04:19 CST (-0500)

my knowledge of lichens is almost nothing. However the location here were my primary hunting grounds for some years, and I had never seen this one. I looked through Matthews portfolio of images at this site with lichens of Florida, and they are all familiar sites except this. One thing I gather from the photo is the bark is probably not Sabal palmetto (Sabal Palm) but perhaps another kind of palm.

Arthonia rubrocincta ?
By: zaca
2012-03-09 22:16:57 CST (-0500)

According to a paper by Grube & Lendemer (available here) the species Arthonia rubrocincta is endemic from (or close) to the region of this observation. It makes part of a complex of species that also includes A cinnabarina (which I already encontered – see MO73120) and A. speciosa. You can find details in the paper referred to above.

I have never seen
By: ndoll
2012-03-09 19:20:24 CST (-0500)

this stuff before.

dramatic lichen!
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2012-01-23 02:29:32 CST (-0500)

Resembles photos of Arthonia cinnabarina by Sharnoff, the Stridvalls: Stridvall 01 Stridvall 02 Stridvall 03, and on Irish Lichens.

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