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When: 2013-08-20

Collection location: Grand Lake Stream Region, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Pale blue green, on hemlock roots.


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Used references: See comments below referring to cup lichen in photos

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By: zaca
2013-08-23 17:22:39 CDT (-0400)

There are a lot of cladonia sp. which are very difficult to separate from each other without chemistry. I´m not an expert on this genus and to my knowledge I found only once C. carneola (see observation 130559). It is characterized by the fimbriate margins of cups, among other things like chemistry. Without these details in this case I will go towards C. chlorophaea group.

Just checked
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-23 17:13:39 CDT (-0400)

and C. chlorophaea group does seem like a better fit. Thanks again.

By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-23 17:05:17 CDT (-0400)

I just this moment figured out some of that. Actually I thought the cup portion could be Caldonia carneola but originally I had focused on the leafy part which I thought could be in the Parmelia genus—or in its family. Great information, I appreciate it. I’ll break this down into two separate postings. So you think C. chlorophaea for the cup lichen rather than C. carneola?


Two lichens.
By: zaca
2013-08-23 16:43:47 CDT (-0400)

There are two lichens in the photos:
1st and 4th photos are mainly a Parmelia, probably P. sulcata. In photos 2 and 3 we have a Cladonia, of the C. chlorophaea group (this one also appears on the left of the 1st photo).