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Netted Specklebelly Lichen - Pseudocyphellaria anomala

Species of Concern

Global Rank: G2G4
State Rank: S1
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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Known in western Montana from a few locations.
 
General Description
Thallus foliose, loosely appressed, free at the edges, to 20(40) cm broad; lobes mostly 1-3 cm broad; upper surface light or dark brown, with a network of ridges; lower surface covered with light brown tomentum with scattered white spots (pseudocyphellae); photobiont blue-green; soralia roundish to irregular, white, gray, or blue-gray, mainly on the ridges; apothecia brown, uncommon; and medulla white (McCune and Geiser 2009). Chemistry: Cortex K-; Medulla K+ yellow, P+ orange, or spot tests negative (McCune and Geiser 2009).

Diagnostic Characteristics
Large, dark brown, leaf-like lichen with a network of ridges and soredia.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Alaska to California, western Cascade Mountains, with rare inland disjuncts to western Montana (McCune and Geiser 2009).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Generally on deciduous trees and shrubs; occasionally on coniferous trees; rarely on rock.

Ecology
Photobionts: green algae and cyanobacteria (nitrogen fixer).

Reproductive Characteristics
Reproduces asexually by soredia.

Threats or Limiting Factors
None identified.

References
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Netted Specklebelly Lichen — Pseudocyphellaria anomala.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from