7 responses to “Umbilicaria polaris”

  1. Love Albrecht Howard

    LOL! Gorgeous lichen!! And great story re the naming of this species . . . and Kraschenninikov’s navel. 😉

  2. Susan Gustavson

    Great photo, an abstract painting. And interesting story. Thanks!

  3. Daryl Thompson

    It’s no less beautiful with it’s recently (2011) accepted name for all North American material, Umbilicaria polaris: http://northwest-lichenologists.wildapricot.org/page-1854191

  4. Daryl Thompson

    Yeah it is, I just like to say kraschnennikovii, it’s so lyrical, polaris is so, well, mundane.

  5. Richard Droker

    Thanks Daryl for information on the name!

    Another good reference – https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~esslinge/chcklst/chcklst7.htm

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