Observation 109631: Cladonia P. Browne
When: 2012-06-21
(47.4045° 116.4786° 707m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Substrate: soil.

Habitat: Mima Mounds, intermound area (short grass prairie).

Stalks covered in tiny squamules appear to be growing out of a leafy basal squamule, thus assuming those are podetia and this is a Cladonia

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I want to say Cladonia cariosa
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-09-14 01:41:37 CDT (-0500)

But they are awfully small, it looks like it has soredia(?) on the podetia, and C. cariosa should have distinctive tiny shell-like round squamules. (Screwy squamules on a small specimen by itself wouldn’t be a show-stopper, though.) An important test for cariosa is the K+y cortex, but I find it very difficult to read, personally, especially on a small specimen.

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