Observation 98483: Cladonia rangiferina (L.) F.H. Wigg.

When: 2012-06-26

Collection location: Schindergraben, Fischbach, Bezirk Weiz, Styria, Austria [Click for map]

Who: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

8% (2)
Recognized by sight: in spruce/pine forest in about 900 m high
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: relative stout, pure white branches with conspicuously down-bent tips, some tips branching in 3’s and 4’s (??? – hard to see)
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: because there is doubt about the exact species…

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Could be C. arbuscula
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-27 15:46:21 PDT (-0700)

I’m leaning toward C. rangiferina for now. You can distinguish the two chemically easily: do a KOH test on the tips – C. rangigferina should give a distinct yellow reaction near the tips.

Cladonia arbuscula?
By: zaca
2012-06-27 15:34:42 PDT (-0700)

Just a guess, because there are several other similar species.

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