Observation 63426: Cladonia scabriuscula (Delise) Nyl.

When: 2011-01-29

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: abundant scales on stem, somewhat branched above, pointy tips (should be somewhat sorediate or granular near tips), mostly decorticate between scales

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Going by your guide Jason….
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-10 13:32:27 CST (-0600)

Thanks.. for giving me more guidance…. :))

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-02-10 13:07:52 CST (-0600)

It’s true that this is decorticate, but Cladina also never has squamules (note, squamules have an upper cortex). Look at photos of C. scabriuscula on google — this looks very typical for that species. In general, there are several branched species of Cladonia, some even more branched than this. See, for example, C. furcata and C. uncialis.

[It’s also worth noting that Cladina has turned out to be just a small part of Cladonia (is it even monophyletic?) and is officially no longer recognized!]

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