Observation 19078: Cladonia didyma (Fée) Vainio
When: 2009-02-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Location: 35°13’21.51"N, 85°57’3.86"W, el. 572 m, Rutledge Point Trail.

Substrate: Growing on the ground with Cladonia didyma in a patch almost 1 m wide.

Habitat: eastern deciduous woodland at the rim of the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau.

Note added on 04 Mar 2010: The podetia of Cladonia macilenta have “well-developed farinose soredia,” while the podetia of Cladonia didyma are squamulose (Harris and Ladd, 2005, p.97), so these taller, thinner podetia found in a great patch of Cladonia didyma probably also belong to that species. See MO Observation #34510.

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