Observation 183110: Cladonia P. Browne
When: 2014-10-12
( 1800m)
No herbarium specimen

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Microscopy wouldn’t help (me)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-10-19 22:05:20 CDT (-0400)

Taxonomy of Cladonia goes by morphology and chemistry. When you return stateside, I’d be happy to send you some PPD. The biggest help, however, will be literature(!) I just haven’t any idea which species are known ffrom this region.

I don’t have any PPD
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-10-19 21:59:23 CDT (-0400)

Where can I find some?

I can do microscopy on this if that would help.

This is a species I have only seen in old growth bosque mesofilo. It seems like it’s really rare, but in one part of the woods it’s all over.

Details say one thing…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-10-18 11:35:51 CDT (-0400)

…but gestalt another. Corticate, well-branched, scattered podetial squamules, axils not perforate — all suggests C. furcata. But it sure doesn’t look like any C. furcata I’ve ever seen! So pale and “delicate”. I don’t suppose you happen to have any PPD lying about?? Would be interesting to confirm the lack of fumarprotocetraric acid (which would make it darker / browner; P+ strong orange/red). But maybe this is just a tropical shaded form…

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