Observation 19572: Cladonia glauca Flörke

Lat.: 46.31417 Long.: 13.49402
Code: Bot_296/2008-3379-#103

Habitat: Overgrown rocky base of a scree slope, partly in shade, northwest oriented, humid air, fully exposed to precipitations, precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 350 m (1.150 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: on mossy thin soil-covered calcareous rocks

Place: Northeast of village Log Cezsoski, near left bank of river Soca, East Julian Alps, Posocje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8


Podetia 20 to 30 mm high, 0.8 to 1.8 mm in diameter, gradually thinner toward tips. Their surface uniformly and densely farinose or granular almost from the base to the tip (sorediate ?). At the base, up to 15-30% of their height, distinctly squamulous (sometimes up to the tip), at the base among squamules rarely areolate corticate. Most of the tips pointed with a brown red pyknidia, only rarely forming a small, often distorted, cup with 3 to 5 pyknidia, which have only slightly larger or the same diameter as podetia. Podetia grow from a cluster of larges primary squamules, not from a surface of a large squamule. Most of podetia +/- curved at tips, larger ones usually having one to three side branches (never dichotomously forked). Some podetia have a longitudinal crack in their surface.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:53 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Northeast of village Log Cezsoski, East Julian Alps, Posocje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘Northeast of village Log Cezsoski, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’


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Recognized by sight
Used references: Wirth, Die Flechen327 Baden-Wuerttembergs, Ulmer, Vol.1., p
Based on chemical features: primary squamules and podetia K-, P-

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