Observation 15365: Cladonia ochrochlora Flörke
When: 2008-12-12
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Locations:
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 35°12’38.36"N 85°54’0.40"W, el. 587 m.
Dotson Point Trail, 35°13’49.26"N , 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m

Habitat: Oak-hickory woodland on sandstone at the rim of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Photos:
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2008-12-12: 32076
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-02-08: 35956-35969

Voucher specimen: Tennessee, Franklin County, Sewanee, Beckwith’s Point Trail, 21 Mar 2009, Chris Parrish 0025, det. Gary Perlmutter (NCU)

Common name: powderhorn cladonia

Note added 28 Apr 2009:

Identification: Powderhorn cladonias collected on Beckwith’s Point Trail (near the site of photo 32076, but not the same material seen in that photo) were determined by Gary Perlmutter at the UNC Herbarium to represent Cladonia ochrochlora, rather than Cladonia coniocrea. In the Ozarks, C. ochrochlora is the more common species (Harris and Ladd, 2005, p.101). Casual observations here at Sewanee suggest a range of variation in the local powderhorns. There may be more than one taxon involved.

Species Lists

Images

32076
Beckwith’s Point Trail, 2008-12-12
35956
podetium, 7.1x
35957
podetium, 25x
35958
podetium, 25x
35959
bases of podetia, 16x
35960
base of podetium, 25x
35961
base of podetium, 25x
35962
base of podetium, 25x
35963
squamules, 16x
35964
squamules, 25x
35965
squamules, 40x
35966
tip of podetium, 32x
35967
tip of podetium, 115x
35968
x-section of podetium, 50x
35969
x-section of podetium, 80x

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Brodo-Sharnoff-Sharnoff, p.247
56% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, p.247.
85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Specimens collected nearby, but not the ones shown in these photos, were determined by Gary Perlmutter at the UNC Herbarium to represent Cladonia ochrochlora (larger squamules and coarser soredia).

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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C. coniocraea possible
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-12-14 10:06:52 PST (-0800)

But still need closer photo for positive ID.

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