By James N. Corbridge Jr., William A. Weber, Ken C. Abbott

ISBN-10: 0585028583

ISBN-13: 9780585028583

ISBN-10: 0870814907

ISBN-13: 9780870814907

A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer is an advent and box consultant to lichens within the Rocky Mountain zone. It beneficial properties seventy-two colour plates picturing the commonest and conspicuous species to be present in the mountains and foothills of the Rockies. a lot of those lichens also are universal in different geographic parts, giving the booklet a broader software for these attracted to lichens somewhere else. as well as the plates, A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer incorporates a short description of every species to aid in identity, in addition to a basic advent to lichens and their constitution. The e-book is customized to the amateur, and contains a part on starting a lichen assortment.

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T Thallus (pl. thalli) the body of a lichen. U Umbilicus (adjective, umbilicate) A restricted attachment point, often at the center of a thallus, anchoring it to the substrate. Page 45 Index SPECIES PLATE A Acarospora chlorophana 1 Alectoria chalybeiformis 21 Aspicilia caesiocinerea 52 B Bryoria chalybeiformis 21 C Caloplaca trachyphylla 11 Candelariella rosulans 2 Cetraria aculeata 22 Cetraria cucullata 4 Cetraria islandica 16 Cetraria nivalis 5 Cetraria pinastri 45 Cetraria tilesii 6 Cladonia cariosa 24 Cladonia cervicornis var.

The edges of the lobes are usually blue-black, and the apothecia are brown, with a rim the same color as the thallus (we say the rim is thalline or lecanorine). It is abundant on sandstones. 32. Lecanora muralis [of walls]. This Lecanora forms very neat little round thalli, much smaller than those of L. garovaglii and with the marginal lobes quite flat instead of rounded. The apothecia are tan to brownish. Common on sandstone. Page 18 33. Lecanora novomexicana [of New Mexico]. This Lecanora has a thick, shiny green thallus with short, convex marginal lobes.

Ascospore A spore produced by the apothecium of a lichen; these spores are produced initially by meiosis, in eights or multiples of eight, sometimes reduced to as few as two or one. Ascus (pl. asci) A balloonlike cell which generates ascospores internally. C Cephalodium (pl. cephalodia) A separate colony of algae different from the normal symbiont, growing on the surface of a lichen. Cortex A layer of tightly packed fungal tissue forming the upper or lower side of the thallus; sometimes the lower cortex is absent, exposing the medulla.

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