Observation 86060: Cladonia pyxidata (L.) Hoffm.

When: 2012-01-06

Collection location: Akamas Peninsula National Park, Cyprus [Click for map]

Who: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)

No specimen available

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-01-10 13:48:05 CST (-0500)

The genus is certain because of the small cups growing out of the primary squamulose thallus. The overall appearance is of C. pyxidata, which is distinguished by relatively small well-formed cups covered with tiny convex areoles or plates, and by its chemistry (fumarprotocetraric acid alone, no usnic acid or atranorin, making it sort of brownish-green instead of respectively yellowish- or grayish-green) and by relatively small squamules.

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