Determination not certain. Generally, field characters of C. chlopolraea from literature fit well to pictures. However, habitus of the speciment shown shows narrower than usual cups and frequently inflated podetia stalks, which doesn’t seem typical for C.Chlorophaea. Any comment welcome!
Lat.: 46.38362 Long.: 13.55788
Habitat: wood-side, mixed forest with dominant Fagus sylvatica, partly sunny, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 830 m (2.700 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: bark of a partly rotten Fagus sylvativa stump and humus soil beneath it
Place: Možnica vally, at the far end of the cart road, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
F.Dobson, Lichens, The Richmond Publ. (2005), p135.
I.Brodo, S.Sharnoff, S.Sharnoff, Lichens of North America, Yale Uni. Press (2001), p247.
N.Hodgetts, Cladonia: a field guide, The Joint Nature Cons.Comm. Peterborough (1992), p20.
Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:10 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Moznica valley, East Julian Alps, Posocje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘Moznica Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’
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