Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens at the University of California Riverside Herbarium, has discovered a new species of lichen at the BFS. The new lichen, Lecanora munzii, grows on dead wood of Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub plants, especially California Sagebrush (Artemisia californica). This inconspicuous brown lichen produces an unusual chemical – gyrophoric acid – [...]
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In April, Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens for the UC Riverside Herbarium, came out to the BFS to conduct further study of some lichens he had previously observed. While he was there, he did some additional surveying, and as a result we’ve added ten more lichen species to our BFS Lichen List. The additions are: [...]