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Christmas Wreath Lichen

Herpothallon rubrocinctum

Description:

The lichen was seen on several trees varying in size from just 2 cm to over 10 cm. It was a strawberry red with shades of white mixed in. The name was changed from Cryptothecia rubrocincta to Herpothallon rubrocintum http://mycobank.org/name/Herpothallon%20...

Habitat:

This Lichen was found on a tree that would be subject to partial sunlight at least. It is located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest in SE Ecuador at an elevation of 3,420 ft.

Notes:

I noticed this red lichen on several trees in the immediate area.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago
Christmas Wreath Lichen
Cryptothecia rubrocincta Cryptothecia rubrocincta - Wikipedia


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9 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

I'm thinking I must be more blind than I thought. I still don't see it. Then I followed your specific directions and see "Last commented." I always went to my spottings page by clicking on my picture. When you do that, you get to your spotting page, but "Last commented" isn't there. And don't worry about the notifications. I know you're working on it. Thanks for the help. You too, Machi.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 months ago

Tukup, on your Home page, click on Spottings (it comes up on the left with your number of spottings). It gets you to your spotting page, where 'Last commented' appears as a filter on the top left. Apologies as we still haven't figured out the issue with email notifications.

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

That would beat the way I search for missed comments now. Apparently I need pictures, or at least directions. I don't see "Last commented."

Machi
Machi 5 months ago

It's ok. I don't like getting email notifications, so what you can do is go to your spottings and click Last commented at the top if you think you missed any. Saves me time and emails :)

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

Just seeing this as notifications are hit and miss. Thanks so much for helping keep things accurate. I appreciate it.

Machi
Machi 5 months ago

Recent taxonomic change, so the name is now Herpothallon rubrocinctum

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Your welcome Tukup! According to Wikipedia it does exist throughout much of South America. It seams to have a bit of variability to its appearance as well. I'll probably post another spotting of it soon.

Tukup
Tukup 7 months ago

Thanks Brian. I wrote this to you before but don't see it now. I wonder who I sent it to :-( I thought you were close but not right on because of the colors on the picture on Wiki, but after looking around I find many with your ID that are exact matches. Looks like you nailed it. Thanks so much.

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Beauty Tukup! Do you happen to know what the tree species is? It might help in determining an ID.

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Shell, Pastaza, Ecuador

Lat: -1.50, Long: -78.05

Spotted on Feb 12, 2019
Submitted on Feb 12, 2019

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