Observation 62986: Cladonia cryptochlorophaea Asahina

When: 2009-11-19

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

(specimen at NY)

Still not sure how to distinguish C. merochlorophaea from C. cryptochlorophaea. The latter is supposed to be more common in the east, while the former is mostly boreal.1

1 Bowler, P.A. 1972. The distribution of four chemical races of Cladonia chlorophaea in North America. The Bryologist. 75(3): 350-354.

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: det. by James Lendemer
Based on chemical features: KC+ violet

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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You’re welcome.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-02-03 13:44:46 EST (-0500)
Thanks, Paul!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-02-02 15:21:22 EST (-0500)
Well, they’re working now.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-02-02 13:26:38 EST (-0500)

Your photography is excellent, Jason.

Image server not so reliable
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-02-02 00:40:37 EST (-0500)

Sometimes the transfer fails. It’ll try again tonight. Rarely takes three attempts.

(Besides, the darned things look exactly like every other species in the chlorophaea group. Better minds than ours have tried very hard and failed. Well, speaking for myself, at least…)

Larger sizes of images won’t load.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-02-01 21:35:00 EST (-0500)

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