Northwest Lichenologists

Xanthomendoza???

  • 18 Nov 2018 10:22 AM
    Message # 6912840

    Hi all,

    I found  an orangeish lichen on moss over tufa in Lake County, Oregon near Lake Abert. It is K+R and very pruinose. It is fruticose in nature with orange pycnidia that under LM are round with roundish very light gray cells. No pycnospores are visable. The lower tips have gray green soredia also minute white cilia like structures. The lower side is white. Pictures of this critter are in the photo gallery labeled Abert lichen.

    Thanks for any help!!

    Steve

    Last modified: 18 Nov 2018 10:31 AM | Steve Sheehy
  • 19 Nov 2018 8:59 AM
    Reply # 6914322 on 6912840

    You got me! I don't think it is Xanthomendoza. Looks more like a crustose lichen using the moss for structure. (just a guess). Could it be a strange Aspicilia?

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