Observation 80961: Cladonia chlorophaea group

When: 2011-10-29

Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Notes:
Almost no thallus visible. Three big cups (~7mm in diameter) one of which with two small cups growing on it.

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Thanks, Jason, for clarifying things.
By: zaca
2011-10-29 18:00:20 CDT (-0400)
Proliferations rare but not unheard of in C. chlorophaea group
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-10-29 14:45:42 CDT (-0400)

And C. cervicornis has continuous cortex, no soredia, and proliferations are from the center of the parent cups. The last is a critical character: some species like C. gracilis can occasionally proliferate from the center, but mostly proliferate from margins. C. cervicornis almost exclusively proliferates from centers. Only a few species do this, including C. macrophyllodes and … I’m drawing a blank at the moment! I’d stick with C. chlorophaea group here.

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