Observation 12749: Cladonia P. Browne

When: 2008-10-16

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

This very upright lichen found growing among the base of a Suillus tomentosus. Growth is perpendicular to the ground, with smaller branches, gray-green to lime green; with much smaller tiny branch-like projections like spikes growing nearly parallel to the ground; some of these spines having tiny black dots which I suspect are spore-bearing bodies on the very tips. Lichen was about 3 inches tall.


Imaged cropped to avoid corrupt portion of file.

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Disk Full
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-18 16:48:03 CEST (+0200)

It did report Disk full, Paul. But not until the last photo had been taken.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-18 08:27:02 CEST (+0200)

Floppy disk??

And with broken filesystem firmware in your camera, at that. It should report “disk full”, not randomly overwrite stuff.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-18 07:22:23 CEST (+0200)

When my floppy disc gets full, it starts canabalizing a previous photo to make room for the latest photo. The second photo still shows elements which are important for identification, and therefore are included in the observation.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-17 21:48:07 CEST (+0200)

Might want to upload that second image again. It looks like the end of the file got truncated during the first try.