When: 2008-12-15

Collection location: China Camp State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ken Stavropoulos (pennybun)

No specimen available

Found by my buddy free-squatch, on the trail…


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Sure looks like Cladonia chlorophaea group…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-12-30 02:05:58 CST (+0800)

There is a nasty species complex surrounding powdery green pixie-cups like this, depending on depth and granularity of the powder (“soredia”), size and shape of the cups (which are highly variable), size and color and crenulation of the little squamules around the base (even more variable). But among friends I think we can just call it Cladonia chlorophaea

Apologies, Dimitar.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-12-23 02:46:55 CST (+0800)

Without your name in front of me, I’m, uh, naked too.

Cladonia sps.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-12-23 02:45:37 CST (+0800)

You are correct it is a fungi, but it is mostly a lichen, which is a combination of algae and fungi. I believe Demitar is correct: this looks like one of the many Cladonia. I’ll try to research it further.

Cladonia sp.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-12-19 17:27:14 CST (+0800)

This is a Lichen my dear friend. And I’m very naked when it comes to Cladonia spp.

Is this a Fungus?
By: Ken Stavropoulos (pennybun)
2008-12-19 13:10:56 CST (+0800)
looking for help on this one..