When: 2012-02-10

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

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Recognized by sight: found on loose soil in a Bishop pine forest ~4 miles inland
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Did you consider C. crispata?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-11 03:42:19 EST (-0500)

C. furcata can definitely have gaping open axils, but I would expect it to be slenderer and more branched. C. crispata should be a bit milkier/yellowish from usnic acid, C. furcata a bit more brownish/grayish from fumarprotocetraric acid. There is a coastal variety, C. crispata var. cetrariiformis, with non-flaring cups and axils that looks a lot like this, I think. Worth considering, at least.

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