Observation 99677: Cladonia apodocarpa Robbins
When: 2012-07-07
Collection location: Peniche, Portugal [Click for map]
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-28% (1)
Used references: British Flora, based on huge size and shape of squamules

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I blew it
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-07-09 13:06:07 PDT (-0700)

One year and I’m already forgetting the few species I used to know! You’ve convinced me.

I’ve been seeing …
By: zaca
2012-07-09 12:01:09 PDT (-0700)

photos of C. subcervicornis in Irish lichens and lastdragon and my first impression is that the lobes in this species are thicker than those of my specimen and " typically blackened at base", according to the second reference, which doesn’t happen here. In turn, these are very similar to observation 73232 and, therefore, thought that this is the same species. I took photo of the reaction to K on the underside of the lobes (that has not evolved over time) and the reaction to P, I did the first time, thanks to Jason who was kind enough to send me this reagent.

Try C. subcervicornis instead
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-07-08 17:20:18 PDT (-0700)

I know nothing about C. subcervicornis, but I do know C. apodocarpa very well and I’m fairly confident this is not it. C. apodocarpa has a distinctly yellow K test, especially under the squamules, and more importantly, it has very distinctive erect tongue-shaped unbranched squamules with a convex shape in cross-section, not flat and sprawling and branched like this.

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