Observation 12799: Cladonia P. Browne
When: 2008-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These lichens have a frondal base composed of leaf-like fronds 25mm across, shaped rather like a spreading maple leaf, with white dots/glandules on the surface of the fronds, and a pure white reverse without any veins that I could see. All fronds usually arising from the same general point of attachment to the trunk, with a single 1-inch long fruiting structure that appears white with gray-green particles attached to it, the stalk ending in a green cup perhaps 2mm across. There were many of these, but each was a distinct small lichen that did not appear joined to any other lichen in the group.

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40% (2)
Recognized by sight
35% (2)
Used references: Brodo: large squamules with no soredia underneath; uncupped (or barely-cupped) unbranched podetia covered completely with powdery to granular soredia. C. ochrochlora has corticate podetia at least in patches on the lower half.
70% (1)
Recognized by sight

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