Observation 88744: Cladonia chlorophaea group
When: 2012-02-18
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: corticate granules / soredia; primary squamules evanescent

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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-07 23:46:47 CST (-0600)

The “isidioid, schizidioid or phyllidioid structures” covering the podetia and cups of C. pyxidata (in my experience) always have at least some that look like tiny squamules or pillows, especially inside the cups. Also, C. pyxidata has well-developed squamules that do not break down or disappear like this specimen. C. chlorophaea can have very coarse soredia “intergrading with granules and isidioid structures”, sometimes distinctly corticate. [quotes from Ahti and Hammer’s treatment in the Sonoran Flora, Vol. I, 2001]

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