Observation 98857: Caloplaca flavescens (Huds.) J.R. Laundon

When: 2012-06-30

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available



Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Used references: British Flora (calcareous substrate not siliceous) and lastdragon

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But stridval shows at least as much variation
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-07-01 21:24:03 CDT (-0400)

Caloplaca is very difficult. You’ve done a great job with yours.

Yes, it was growing on calcareous rock.
By: zaca
2012-07-01 20:40:20 CDT (-0400)

I forgot to mention the habitat in the notes.
It is a bit hard to believe that this is the same species than those in observation 98852. But, this is a highly variable species and so it could be.

All your rock is calcareous
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-07-01 19:23:17 CDT (-0400)

At least judging by the flora you’ve presented in your observations. Also note that the photos of C. thallincola on lastdragon clearly show apothecia of the same color as the thallus, while their photos of C. flavescens show notably darker apothecia, as with your observation. Are you ruling C. flavescens out based on other observations? (I haven’t looked at your other observations yet.)

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