Observation 34777: Cladonia P. Browne
When: 2010-03-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found in the same road cut as the last three. under conifers,

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘West shore Boat ramp area Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area Fayette Co. West Virgnina’ to ‘Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA

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tough group of Cladonia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-03-13 19:38:31 PST (-0800)

These little squamulose jobbies are tough. You were fortunate to find some nice apothecia on this one, and it looks like what we’ve been calling Cladonia polycarpoides but I’m far from an expert on the subject. I believe this is also the most common of the group. Chemistry helps, but I find the tests to be particularly finicky. (This one should be K+ yellow to red, but I’ve never once seen it turn all the way red, and not even turn yellow on some squamules. PPD should be more reliable, but much harder to procure.)

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