Observation 188481: Cladonia polia R. Sant.

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Recognized by sight: Axils open; Branching mainly trichotomous; branchlet tips spreading in all directions.
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Thank you very much Jason!
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-11-28 07:20:18 CST (-0600)

Your input is much appreciated. S.

Some references
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 14:36:57 CST (-0600)

Two useful references for Cladonia and kin in tropical Andes:

Santesson, R. 1942. The South American Cladinae. Arkiv för Botanik 30A(10): 1-27. available on-line

Sipman, H. 1997. Key to lichens with podetia (incl. pseudopodetia) (genera Baeomyces, Cladia, Cladina, Cladonia, Dibaeis, Phyllobaeis) for the highlands of Ecuador (above 2500 m) with chemical guide to the Cladina and Cladonia species. available on-line

If you can do spot tests and verify lack of outer cortex, then you should be able to get down to species with some confidence.

(and see observation 178246)

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