Observation 182874: Cladonia ochrochlora Flörke

When: 2014-10-10

Collection location: Camp Arnold, Eatonville, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

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You are not the only one!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-10-18 08:27:04 PDT (-0700)

The entire lichenological community, practically, struggles with these two species in some cases. But in your case, I feel confident calling this ochrochlora. C. coniocraea is smaller and has virtually no cortex showing. Granted I can’t find any clear “smoking gun” isolated patches of cortex or soredia like the classic ochrochlora should have, still this has the right gestalt. (And habitat, I wouldn’t expect coniocraea to be common in moist climates.)

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