Observation 97301: Diplotomma chlorophaeum (Hepp ex Leighton) Szatala

When: 2012-06-14

Collection location: Lummi Island, Whatcom Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)

Specimen available

on Si rock in salt spray zone

Apparently D. chlorophanum is considered by some to be a variety of D. alboatra which contains norstictic acid. It does differ is some other characteristics though. Interesting that both are found in the same small area.


K reaction – crystals
note detail paraphyses

Proposed Names

83% (1)
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Used references: Smith, C.W., Aptroot, A., Coppins, B.J., Fletcher, A., Gilbert, O.L., James, P.W. and Wolseley, P.A. (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland; Nash III, T.H., Gries, C. and Bungartzk, F. (ads) (2007) Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Volume 3; Noble, W. J. (1982) The Lichen Flora of the Coastal Douglas-fir Dry Subzone of British Columbia. Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Reprinted and nomenclaturally updated in 1996 by Bruce McCune with permission of the author.
Based on microscopic features: Hymenium 75u tall; spores average 20×10u
Based on chemical features: thallus K+ yellow-red producing crystals

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