Observation 185651: Cladonia peziziformis (With.) J.R. Laundon
When: 2014-10-11
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight
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Eye3
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: large pale apothecia, small “shell-shaped” primary squamules, on soil

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Cladonia is an extremely diverse genus!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-08 06:26:46 PST (-0800)

I think only two species in North America regularly have such pale tan apothecia: C. peziziformis, common in the southeast on soil; and C. botrytes, less common, on wood and logs in the Rockies and boreal.

Thanks
By: Jared Deily (PsillyCanth)
2014-10-27 17:44:35 PDT (-0700)

My ID came from just googling “fruiting lichens” and going from there. Your examples do look somewhat similar, however the fruits from the two genera mentioned appear to be yellowish/reddish. I agree that it’s not Cladonia as I had the pleasure of finding definite Cladonia today (no photo) and seeing the trumpet-like fruits like I see in google.

don’t think
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-27 13:03:15 PDT (-0700)

Cladonia ever develops these gelatinous apices. strikes me as more of a Dibaeis/Baeomyces trait. Jason?

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