Observation 18261: Cladonia squamosa (Scop.) Hoffm.
When: 2009-01-31
No herbarium specimen

Notes:
Location: 35°13’49.26"N, 85°57’47.14"W, el. 575 m. Dotson Point Trail.

Substrate: Growing on a damp embankment on sandy, nearly mineral soil at the bases and on the edges of emergent, exposed sandstone slabs.

Habitat: Near a small stream in rich, oak-dominated, eastern deciduous forest at the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Spot tests: C-, K-.

Photos:
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-01-31: 36027-36028
Dotson Point Trail, 2009-02-11: 36029-36041

The dramatic and abundant squamules on this Cladonia, and the occasionally open-throated podetia, are very distinctive. In Brodo, it readily keys out to C. squamosa, but bears little resemblance to his picture of that species.

Species Lists

Images

36027
36028
36029
branch of podetium, 32x
36030
branch of podetium, about 25x
36031
squamules on stalk, 25x
36032
squamules on stalk, 32x
36033
surface of podetium, 50x
36034
squamule, 16x
36035
squamule, 32x
36036
primary thallus, 16x
36037
throat podetium, 25x
36038
op of podetium, 16x
36039
top of podetium, 32x
36040
underside of squamule, 20x
36041
x-section thru podetium, 50x

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff, p.271

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