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When: 2012-06-03

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

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Good one!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-09 01:22:00 CDT (-0500)

Weathered wood (particularly juniper for whatever reason, you see it in pinyon-juniper forests in the southwest very often) is not an uncommon substrate for Xanthoparmelia.

K+ yellow turning blood red, non-isidiate, lower surface black with paler tips
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-06-08 22:28:48 CDT (-0500)

The features seem to fit X.hypofusca, but I can’t find any reference to it being on wood. The wood in question is live Juniperus shrub, although some branches are dead or half-dead (typical for conifers surviving on top of the bluff).