Observation 96649: Xanthoparmelia hypofusca (Gyeln.) Hodkinson & Lendemer

When: 2012-06-03

Collection location: Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Excellent, another good observation of an interesting Xanthoparmelia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-07-15 16:01:24 CDT (-0400)

Great work!

ID confirmed by Jim Bennett
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-07-02 21:03:50 CDT (-0400)
Abstract has enough info
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-08 02:04:35 CDT (-0400)

Sorry to waste your time. I don’t have access to any of the Bibliotheca Lichenologica works (grrr), so I didn’t read the paper. But I see the abstract gives all the info you or I are interested in! :) Glad you remembered that. I’m making note of it in the margins of all my references right now so I don’t get confused again… Might be worth a quick note on the name page, too…

[PS. I think lichenology is small enough that if NYBG folks publish something, everyone (for the most part) just go along with it. Everyone has enough to worry about in their own little area of expertise to worry about trying to ascertain consensus on other people’s work! At least that’s the feeling I get from smelling the air and talking with various professionals. I got very harshly criticized recently for failing to take note of a few recent papers. If anything there is great pressure to recognize other peoples work and not to be conservative or fall behind in taxonomy.]

K+ yellow turning blood red, non-isidiate, lower surface black
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-06-07 23:38:17 CDT (-0400)

Hodkinson & Lendemer seem to prove in their article that X.tasmanica is an Asian species and is distinct from N.American X.hypofusca . Do other lichenologists have to concur before it becomes official? How does it usually work?

Took a long time to find a reference to this name
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-07 23:14:06 CDT (-0400)

Do we know anything about it other than Brendan Hodkinson’s comment under the Black Hills checklist observation? Are all North American specimens of X. tasmanica now referable to this name?

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