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Recognized by sight: Taro Ietaka

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After Iceland there will be no stopping Damon!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-22 15:08:47 CST (+0800)

I’ve seen P. varians several times, but I find it unspeakably plain, it’s always the last thing I think of. Ha! That probably perversely makes it instantly recognizable in the field.

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By: Taro Ietaka (tallhouse)
2012-05-22 09:36:33 CST (+0800)

Hi Jason. I’m always glad to run into another lichen fan and I’m glad Damon is being converted. Absolutely no offense taken. I confess to not putting it under a scope. I remember Dick saying it was actually a very common lichen in the northeast and Damon’s pic matches my memory pretty well. Hopefully more feedback will come in on it and I will happily be corrected if need be.

No offense intended
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-22 03:41:46 CST (+0800)

I just feel some compelled to question IDs of obscure species given without any information. I trust Dick Harris implicitly, of course, because he knows all the possible look-alikes like the back of his hand. And if you feel confident IDing it by sight, then I’m good with that!

From the source
By: Taro Ietaka (tallhouse)
2012-05-22 03:11:43 CST (+0800)

Hey Damon! Thanks for putting Cranberry Lake on the map or at least on MushroomObserver! I learned about this species while tagging along with Dick Harris on a bioblitz a few years ago. If there’s any mistake with the ID, it’s because I’m a bad student or have a lousy memory.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-04-23 06:51:59 CST (+0800)

I cited a naturalist I walk with. He told me the book Lichens of NE I think… Thanks again for your incredible site!

Good guess
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-04-23 05:00:51 CST (+0800)

Not sure I would’ve thought of it, but now that you mention it… Where did you come up with the name?