Candelaria concolor

So you are wondering what a Candelaria concolor is? Well, it was the focus of my day. Actually, I was wondering about it a few days ago on the misty foggy mornings we were having.

Pointing to the lichen I focused on. Tiny, eh. They about 5 or 6 millimeters across!

A closer view and a different angle!

This photo was taken on misty foggy morning a few days ago. It is what snared me in the first place.

I got my specimens and brought them back to the house for the full treatment. The marks on the ruler are millimeters. The specimen on the left is dry. On the right it is wet!

Part of the process for keying a specimen, is to measure lobe sizes.

Another part of the process is the chemical tests. The reaction was negative for the C (bleach).

Under the compound scope, several chemicals are also added. Sometimes the sac where the spores are kept in the fruiting body, it will turn blue. In this case, iodine was added and there was no blue reaction.

So I keep notes on the photos, as I do my tests. The arrow points to a spore not in the ascus (spore sac). And so that was the last test. Finally, the common name for the lichen is Candleflame Lichen or Lemon Lichen.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


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