Observation 88267: Pyxine sorediata (Ach.) Mont.

When: 2011-07-03

Collection location: Madison School Forest, Verona Township, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: mustard yellow medulla visible in one or two tiny places

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It is extremely common in the southeast
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-26 15:42:49 PST (-0800)

And this is perfectly normal-looking in my opinion.

I didn’t think much of it
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-26 15:21:23 PST (-0800)

When I took a picture of this, I barely knew what Physconia was. And I haven’t seen any of Pyxine yet. Now, after picking dozens of Physconia specimens, I see that there is something “wrong” with this picture. On the other hand, I only have one another specimen of Pyxine sorediata, and this one doesn’t look like that or the ones I can find online.

Never thought to confuse Pyxine with Physconia before
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-26 15:14:06 PST (-0800)

Maybe because the two genera don’t overlap that much. In this case I think it is Pyxine sorediata. I saw a few places with the mustard-yellow medulla exposed. It also has a somewhat different look, doesn’t it?

Pyxine sorediata?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-02-26 14:44:37 PST (-0800)

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