Observation 117128: Cladonia ochrochlora Flörke
When: 2012-11-18
Who: goatshoes
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing from lichen patch on a conifer tree.

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AHHH
By: goatshoes
2012-11-18 11:21:35 PST (-0800)

Makes sense. Thank you for the correction!

No “crowns”
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-11-18 11:06:29 PST (-0800)

The tips are pointed. This has to be C. ochrochlora or C. coniocraea. There is apparently some question as to whether C. coniocraea is really a good species, and even if it is, whether it occurs in the east. This is a particularly sorediate form, suggesting C. coniocraea, but I see a few podetia with significant corticated sheath at the base. So I’m erring on the side of caution and sticking with C. ochrochlora.

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