Observation 97773: Cladonia P. Browne

When: 2011-12-31

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

“reindeer moss” lichen.

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There are other species to consider
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-20 11:34:51 PDT (-0700)

Cladonia subtenuis should be common. It’s less obviously white because it contains usnic acid. Dry it out and place it side-by-side with the other one, and you’ll see the difference (if it really is subtenuis!)

Also, this could almost be C. uncialis. You would need to check if the surface is smooth and shiny or sort of minutely fuzzy and dull. All the old Cladina species lack a cortex, so they have this felty-cottony surface. But Cladonia uncialis is “true” Cladonia with a well-developed shiny, smooth cortex.

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