Observation 103575: Cladonia nashii Ahti
When: 2012-01-18
(33.7938° -118.4064° 25m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: HABITAT chaparral on sea cliffs in small west-facing cove; SUBSTRATE soil bank in chaparral; ASPECT shaded; NOTES K+brown immediately, short dentate cups, coarsely granular all over, small crenulate ascending/upturned quamules with abundant soredia.

(I’ve become convinced I have no idea how to identify the tiny C. chlorophaea group species in southern California. I thought they were all C. hammeri, but none of the local floras or checklists show it as being the dominant species, or anything but rare at best. I’ve got no clue.)

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Cups, at 10x, stacked.
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Cups, at 30x, stacked.

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight
87% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: K. Knudsen
Based on chemical features: Kerry claims that a drop of K in the cup will turn yellow 90% of the time, and that this is the best way to distinguish nashii from hammeri. He expressed lack of confidence in Ahti and Hammer’s key in the Sonoran Flora vol. I.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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