Observation 95726: Cladonia metacorallifera Asahina
When: 2012-05-28
(47.0° 117.0° 707m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Substrate: within moss on basalt rock.

Habitat: P. ponderosa and wetland/aspen and meadow ecotone.

Developed and undeveloped sqaumules on podetia, entire. squamules within cup are not peltate, only one cup has soredia within it. apothecia around cut is red, less present than brown (pycnidia?).

Podetia: Length 0.5-1.5cm; Width 1-3 mm;

Cup: width 3-6mm

Basal squamules 2-4mm

Squamules on podetia: up to 0.5mm

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
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Used references: Goward “Key to Lichens of British Columbia”
Based on chemical features: K- , PD+ O to R

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Definitely agree it’s C. borealis group
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-05-29 11:26:29 PDT (-0700)

I don’t know C. metacorallifera, although I note that it is generally supposed to be sorediate. Tough group!

Created: 2012-05-28 20:03:59 PDT (-0700)
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