Observation 98662: Lecidella asema (Nyl.) Knoph & Hertel

When: 2012-06-29

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

Who: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)

Specimen available

On weathered dunite in upper salt-spray zone. Smith et al have it “On coastal, siliceous rocks in the xeric-supralittoral zone…”, almost cosmopolitan. Abundant in this area. Here with Buellia stellulata



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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; Knoph, l. -G. and C. Leuckert in Nash III, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Diederich, P., Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds) (2004) Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Volume 2
Based on microscopic features: see photos

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I’ll try UV…
By: Richard Droker (wanderflechten)
2012-06-29 17:12:15 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Jason. I’ll try UV.

I think Knopf and Leuckert are as much chemists as otherwise lichenologists.

This one should be UV+ I think
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-29 14:38:53 PDT (-0700)

Holy moly, look at the list of secondary substances listed in the Sonoran Flora(!) It’s common down here in southern California, too.

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