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Lung Lichen - Photo (c) Omphalina, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
gwark's ID: Lung Lichen (Genus Lobaria)
Posted by gwark 3 months ago (Flag)
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Cabbage Lung Lichen - Photo (c) Susan Elliott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tcurtis's ID: Cabbage Lung Lichen (Lobaria linita)
Posted by tcurtis 3 months ago (Flag)
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K+, added photo showing water on left and KOH reaction on the right. L. linita should be K-. Maybe L. pseudopulmonaria?

I think this may be the same individual as in this photo: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4930731 (it was taken at the same location, but there was more than one on the tree)

Posted by gwark 3 months ago (Flag)
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Interesting - it did lack lichenized diospores correct? If ao it must be one of those two, if you did chem. Testing than thats probably a good way to distinguish the two although thats not always reliable.

Posted by tcurtis 3 months ago (Flag)
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Chem tests on Lobaria species are supposed to be on the medulla, so your K+ test on the lower cortex doesn't tell anything. But this does not really look like L. pulmonaria.

Posted by tom_carlberg 3 months ago (Flag)
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