lichen display

Related literature on Parmelia saxatilis
habitat: wet conifer forest, Other lichen in the same habitat

Characteristics of Parmelia saxatilis (L.) Ach.

  • Soredia:
  • Lobules: no
  • Isidia: yes
  • Podetia: no
  • Reproductive Body: apothecium brown
  • Body Type: foliose
  • Unstratified: no
  • Life Form: lobes tightly appressed
  • Hollow lobes: no
  • Central cord: no
  • Lobe shape: strap-shaped not channeled
  • Rhizines: single or forked
  • Cilia margin: no
  • Simple perforate: no
  • Cyphellae: no
  • Pseudocyphellae: yes
  • Lobe Color, inside: white
  • Lobe Color, underneath: brown-no tomentum
  • Surface Color: pale-green
  • Surface texture: scabard
  • Wrinkles: upper surface
  • Cephalodia: none
  • Papillae: no
  • Fibrilles on Branches: no
  • Spore type: non-septate
  • Spore size (um): 14 - 18 X 7 - 9 um
  • Lobe Width: 5 mm to 10 mm
  • Lobe Range Width:
  • Medullar C Reaction: negative
  • Medullar K Reaction: positive y- to orange
  • Medullar KC Reaction: positive red
  • Medullar P Reaction: positive orange
  • Areolate: not areolate
  • Algae: green
  • Iodine Test:
  • Cortex C:
  • Cortex K: positive yellow
  • Cortex P:
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Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University