Observation 98565: Cladonia caespiticia (Pers.) Flörke
When: 2012-06-24
Herbarium specimen reported

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Too bad Thomson doesn’t have a “sterile key”
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-28 22:43:15 PDT (-0700)

Consider C. caespiticia, C. squamosa, C. cariosa group for starters. Chemistry can really help sometimes. C. caespiticia, for example, invariably has a remarkably strong K+ red-brown reaction under the squamules from particularly strong concentrations of fumarprotocetraric acid. Are the squamules “finely divided” or pretty much tongue-shaped to weakly branched? It’s a beautiful specimen. It should be identifiable even without any podetia.

Species to be determined…
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-06-28 17:51:46 PDT (-0700)

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