Identification: [Lichen ID] Possibly Hypogymnia Physodes

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by House, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. House

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    Hi, wonderful forum you have here.

    I think I may have found Hypogymnia Physodes but I would like a confirmation please.
    Thanks!
     

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    On second thought I believe this is Hypogymnia krogiae?
     
  3. Frog

    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi House,

    Looooove the fruiting bodies - very impressive!

    I'm embarrassed to think how long it has been since I've seriously worked on a lichen identification, but my first thought was that the last time I worked on getting a Hypogymnia to species, one of the characters I needed to know with my specimens was the internal thallus colour. If you have a lichen field guide, I'd suggest taking a look at the description of both of those species and see if there are some less visually obvious characters of that sort that might help differentiate.

    cheers!
    frog
     

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