Observation 81778: Cladonia squamosa (Scop.) Hoffm.

When: 2011-11-09

Collection location: Hörnefors, Västerbotten, Sweden [Click for map]

Who: Irene Andersson (irenea)

No specimen available

Growing on acid rocks

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Chemistry is the way to settle it if there’s any question
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-11-16 17:00:42 CST (-0500)

Red-fruited species are almost always KC+ yellow or orange (usnic and/or barbatic acids), brown-fruited ones almost always KC-.

That one caught my eye too
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-11-16 16:02:20 CST (-0500)

but it’s not red like in bellidiflora or others with persistent red apothecia, it was rather very reddish brown, much less red in it when it dried.

Btw, bellidiflora occurs in Sweden, but is not very common.

I must add that the colours are quite accurate in this photo..

I think these have red apothecia
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-11-16 15:43:18 CST (-0500)

There’s one podetium in the bottom left that has a crown of red. Try looking at the red-fruited species. (Like C. bellidiflora? Does that occur in Sweden?)

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