Observation 34679: Cladonia cristatella Tuck.

Found growing at Beech bottom camp ground near the dock. Growing on old rail road ties that line the small dock. They are very small smaller than a penny. Several mm in size. Some sort of a lichen. They stood out after seeing, just white {snow) for the last two months. They seem to like the cold. This has been the second sunny day.


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British soldiers
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-03-09 18:44:31 PST (-0800)

There are a few others like it, e.g. C. didyma, but C. cristatella is more common, especially on exposed wood like that. The way to be absolutely sure is to look at the stalks under a hand lens — true British soldiers (C. cristatella) will be bumpy (sometimes even scaly) but continuously corticate. All the others will be granular or powdery (“gritty”).

any Guesses?? Jasson
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-09 18:24:24 PST (-0800)

Created: 2010-03-09 18:17:43 PST (-0800)
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