Observation 87747: Cladonia P. Browne

Growing over an old orchid, planted on an Ohia tree. Brownish podetia contrasting to the red podetia of Cladonia didyma, also found in the area. Multiple podetia on each stalk, again contrasting with the single of C. didyma

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: granular soredia covering podetia except at very base
Used references: Hawaiian flora, vol. 2 (1944)
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Recognized by sight: podetia sorediate except at very base, sparsely branched at top, brown apothecia, primary squamules disappearing and inconspicuous

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I think the Hawaiian flora fails us here
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-14 15:29:22 AST (-0400)

This keys unquestionably to C. coniocraea, but there are a few things wrong: coniocraea has conspicuous large squamules, and rarely ever branches. I think it looks more like C. subulata.