Public Description of Cladonia coniocraea (Flörke) Sprengel

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Name: Cladonia coniocraea (Flörke) Sprengel
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 (Latest review: 2010-04-11 04:15:05 PDT (-0700) by nathan)

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Cladoniaceae

General Description:

Common Name: Common Powderhorn

Pointy-stemmed cladonia with large squamules. Stems sorediate all over.

Diagnostic Description:

SQUAMULES: to 6 mm, weakly lobed, not sorediate
PODETIA: 10-25 mm tall, tapered, covered with fine soredia except at base
CHEMISTRY: medulla K+ faintly brownish, PD+ orange-red, UV- (fumarprotocetraric acid)

Look Alikes:

Several similar species include:

C. cornuta brownish, squamules less than 3 mm, corticate in patches below
C. ochrochlora greenish, squamules over 3 mm, largest stems over 2 mm wide, corticate in bottom third to half
C. coniocraea grayish, squamules over 3 mm, largest stems less than 2 mm wide, corticate only at very base
C. subulata squamules disappearing, sorediate all over, on soil instead of wood

Description author: Jason Hollinger (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Nathan Wilson