{Ahtiana sp.}

Description: Medium-sized, closely appressed to ascending foliose lichens; surface usually wrinkled. Photobiont green. laminal or maginal; conidia dumbbell-shaped.

 Lower Surface:  pale, wrinkled, with fairly abujndant, pale rhizines

Color:  yellowish

Apothecia: lecanorine, with light brown, shiny disks, produced on the upper surface or margins of the lobes

Spores: colorless, 1-celled, spherical & prominant,

NO pseudocyphellae OR soredia

cilia: sparse OR absent

Bibliography: Lichens of North America, by Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, & Stephen Sharnoff

 

Database Entry:  Distance Everheart 12-26-13

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