Observation 49311: Cladonia chlorophaea group
When: 2010-07-25
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Living in a piece of the bark of a Quercus tree (Q. suber).
Observing this specimen I found two other lichen species that are treated in separate observations (MO49312 and MO 49313), one of then being visible in the last photo attached.

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Sure, it is Cladonia chlorophaea group,
By: zaca
2010-07-29 14:18:00 PDT (-0700)

but is not possible to go further with the available means.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-07-28 17:23:05 PDT (-0700)

I wondered briefly if it were C. pyxidata, but the cups are filled with granules not the typical “pillows” or scales of C. pyxidata. Older specimens of C. chlorophaea group can show subsquamulose podetia, I believe. But you’d need sophisticated chemical tests to distinguish the species of this group: C. grayi, C. meroclorophaea, C. cryptochlorophaea, etc.

Created: 2010-07-28 14:38:39 PDT (-0700)
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