Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Parmotrema reticulatum

Always seem to struggle with foliose lichen so the best way to get good at them is to keep trying. First clues were with UV and chemical tests. There was a faint UV+ purple, C- and K+ yellow turning red. Visually the upper surface showed many fine cracks showing the white medulla and the underside was mainly black with brown lobe tips. The rhizines present are simple and fading towards the lobe margins but the lobe tips had some sparse simple rhizines. Overall this was enough information to key out this foliose lichen to Parmotrema reticulatum.

Parmotrema reticulatum underside of lobe

Parmotrema reticulatum upper side of lobe

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