Observation 81387: Cladonia crispata (Ach.) Flotow
When: 2011-11-02
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: if the norwegian lichen flora is reliable..
Growing among mosses on sandy soil

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Looks like it exagerates all colors
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-11-05 03:11:20 AEST (+1000)

You could check the camera settings for saturation adjustment. It’s a possibility, at least.

Variety
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-11-04 19:33:49 AEST (+1000)

Thanks, Jason!

I found another cluster nearby, which I thought might be var. cetrariiformis – seems to me like the best match.

(adding it here although it’s not a good photo)

The norwegian flora describes it with slim, strongly branched podetia without or with very small cups.

The colours in the photos have for some reason exaggerated green colours, to the eye they look more greyish green. I wonder why..

I agree
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-11-04 03:49:14 AEST (+1000)

Here’s a description from British Columbia; matches perfectly. Seems yours would be referred to as ssp. crispata.

STEMS pale greenish or brownish, usually brownish at base, 1.5-7 cm tall, moderately branched, terminating in open, flaring cups(@) distinctly wider than the supporting stems, usually more than 1.5 mm across, nonsorediate; stem scales absent to sparse; apothecia frequent, brown; medulla K-, PD-, UV+ ice-blue or K+y (strong), PD+y/o (strong), UV-. FREQUENT on (mossy) soil or rock, also rarely decaying wood, in open to rather sheltered sites at lower to middle forested elevations; summer-cool regions; also arctic. SIMILAR SPECIES: C. squamosa, also with open cups, has abundant stem-scales. Coastal material with cups not much broader than the stems belongs to C. crispata var. cetrariiformis. Coastal material sometimes seems to intergrade with other related species, and can be referred to collectively as the C. crispata group.

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