Observation 20560: Cladonia cariosa (Ach.) Sprengel

When: 2009-04-24

Collection location: Peace River Area, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2009 J.H.
Copyright © 2009 J.H.
Copyright © 2009 J.H.
Copyright © 2009 J.H.
Copyright © 2009 J.H.

Proposed Names

3% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references
56% (1)
Used references: Preliminary keys to W.O.E., and photos from Brodo L. of N.A.
There are two other similar species, but this looks most likely and common.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Cladonia are tricky
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-04-24 22:01:03 MDT (-0600)

With a hand lens you can answer one important question — what exactly do the stems look like? Are they powdery or granular (sorediate), cottony (no cortex but also not sorediate), or waxy/shiny, either continuously or in patches (corticate)?

No soredia or cortex [stems should have irregular cross-section]:
  stems roughened/decorticate all the way to the base . . . __C. cariosa__
  stems corticate at the base . . . __C. symphycarpa__ or __C. polycarpoides__
    (separate based on size of squamules at base and K reaction of medulla)
  none look promising
  __C. gracilis ssp. elongata__ or _ssp. turbinata_
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-24 18:08:06 MDT (-0600)

any other way to know?

I wonder if it is C. gracilis?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-04-24 17:21:16 MDT (-0600)

Just another thought. Awfully short stalks, though…

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