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Cladina portentosa f. pacifica (Ahti) Ahti

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Brodo I. & Ahti T. (96-12-10). Data set to be published after submission; 96-12-10.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Cladonia. Cladoniaceae Zenker (1827).

Taxonomic Literature: Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996).

Ecology: Growing sun-exposed; under conditions which are dry or moist.

Thallus: Crustose; branches densely aggregated or caespitose. Primary Thallus: Evanescent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate growth; stipe 40-90 mm high, .7-1.3-(1.8) mm wide, lime green (pale (121, 104)), tainted brown, with intact or perforated wall, 20-40 µm thick. Upper Surface: Verruculose or areolated (with patches of outer medulla distributed over a transluscent inner medullary surface, even close to the podetial tips), byssoid.

Ascocarps: Forming apical at the tip of branches or stipes, moderately abundant, .3-.5 mm in diam.. Disk: Plane to weakly convex; pale brown.

Conidiomata: Formed on podetia.

Pycnidia: With hyaline ostiolar gel.

Secondary Metabolites: Perlatolic acid or usnic acid.

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K – (negative), C + deep yellow, PD –.

UV-Fluorescence: Reaction colour: bright bluish white (in part).

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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