Observation 100314: Cladonia didyma (Fée) Vainio
When: 2012-07-14
(35.6464° -85.3425° 518m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On well decayed wood (likely Hemlock) in a largely Hemlock dominated forest.

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Thanks Jason!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-14 15:50:25 HST (-1000)
It’s those deeply-divided squamules
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-07-14 15:41:23 HST (-1000)

I think if you did a K test you’d find it is intense yellow from thamnolic acid (although the K- variety does also occur in the area). I know it looks weird for C. didyma, which is supposed to be a sorediate species, but I’ve seen this form a number of times in the Smokies, especially in shaded wet places.

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