Observation 96152: Cladonia evansii Abbayes

When: 2012-06-02

Collection location: Moses Creek Conservation Area, St. Augustine, Florida, USA [Click for map]

29.7586° -81.276° 3m

Who: Forest Chick (sharky)

No specimen available

AKA “Deer lichen”. Found on edge of Slash Pine forest and 5’ off a sand road which is only used for hiking. I was found 1 mile from ocean and .5 mile from intracoastal. Found in Moses Creek Conservation Area.



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C. subtenuis is a bit more diffuse
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-03 12:15:54 MDT (-0600)

It doesn’t (or isn’t supposed to :) form those nice handsome compact heads like C. evansii. It certainly doesn’t anywhere else in its range. But when growing with C. evansii, you can occasionally find green ones with compact heads. T. Goward suggested to me once that these might be varieties of C. evansii with usnic acid. Regardless, classic C. evansii is unmistakable. My favorite of the old Cladina species for sure. :)

Light green and white
By: Forest Chick (sharky)
2012-06-03 10:12:59 MDT (-0600)

You are right. There were definitely 2 colors. A light green and white variety. Never occurred to me that they could be two kind. They were so intermingled with each other.

Definitely! Might be some C. subtenuis in there, too
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-06-03 01:39:17 MDT (-0600)

The greener stuff. You can almost always find subtenuis with evansii. I’m convinced they can even “hybridize” in such cases.

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