Observation 178247: Cladonia P. Browne

When: 2013-01-23

Collection location: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru [Click for map]

13.17°S 72.54°W 2600m [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

on heath and debris on steep open hillside; look a lot like C. rappii

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Recognized by sight: listed as a tropical highland sp.
Used references: Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics, pg. 266-267

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The cups are squamulose
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-09-14 14:04:16 CDT (-0500)

That’s why I was thinking C.rappii — it’s same as C.verticillata, but with little squamules around the margins of the cups. In N. Amer. it’s more tropical than verticillata, which is promising, too. But I believe I couldn’t find rappii on the checklists of Cladonia for the area(?) Unfortunately I did all that research over a year ago, I no longer remember what resources I was using… :(

(Besides this looks a lot more tall and slender than typical material of C. rappii I’ve seen at NY and in Florida. I suspect that this is a different species, one that doesn’t occur in North America.)

This must not be C. verticiliata
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-09-14 09:10:34 CDT (-0500)

though why I’m not sure.