Observation 13429: Cladonia P. Browne

When: 2008-11-01

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

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Growing on sandy cut of recently reclaimed sanddune area, just south of Cape Lookout. This Cladonia is both rathr striking in appearance, and rather rare. I went back to attempt finding a specimen for a collection, but could only find my original patch plus one other small grouping. I have collected this this time, and hope to find an herbarium interested in my collection.


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Recognized by sight: But not recognized in Brodo, at least so far. Multiple cups arising from same base not matching anything I have found in Brodo. But there’s lots to see there as well, so maybe I missed something.

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Made collection
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-03 02:14:53 CST (-0500)

Took a large portion (I’m afraid) of this lichen, as I had already pulled it from the sand-bank of the road-cut, and it would not stay put when I tried to put it back. There was another smaller fruit-body nearby, but it wasn’t as candelabra-like … yet. I hope I didn’t destroy it!

This does look unusual…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-11-03 00:53:25 CST (-0500)

I think there are a few species of “proliferating” cupped Cladonia along the coast such as C. homosekikaica and at least one unnamed species (might be named now, I’m getting this from an old copy of the provisional keys for Ways). One such species from San Luis Obispo area was just named last year.