Observation 59588: Cladonia grayi G. Merr. ex Sandst.
When: 2010-11-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: abundant on sandstone outcrops

These large colonies were invariably apodetiate, forcing me to guess. Surprisingly, it actually keys out in the apodetiate group under Cladonia in the Harris & Ladd keys. To be sure I would presumably need to verify the presence of grayanic acid via TLC.

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Used references: Preliminary keys to Ozark lichens (Harris & Ladd 2005)
Based on chemical features: K+/- brownish (fumarprotocetraric acid presumably)

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