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Cladonia crispata var. cetrariiformis (Ach.) Flot.

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: Taxonomic notes: similar to C. subfurcata, which has a shiny brown colour and lacks podetial squamules, and is conspicuously at the base. Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996).

Ecology: Terricolous (in heath); growing sun-exposed.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; lobes ascending or horizontal; branches loosely aggregated, clustered, or densely aggregated; separate thallus parts 1-2 mm long; 1-2 mm wide. Primary Thallus: Evanescent or persistent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate growth; stipe 30-45 mm high, .5-1.4 mm wide, lime green, olive, or brown (mottled medium yellow green (120) to olive-brown (95)), mottled or tainted brown ((74-55) or upper half), corticate, with perforated (with oval holes) wall. Thallus Outline: Margin crenulate. Upper Surface: Lime green or olive, smooth; not sorediate. Lower Surface: White or brown (at base).

Lower Cortex: Absent.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form.

Secondary Metabolites: Squamatic acid and hopane-6a,22-diol, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsides.

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

UV-Fluorescence: Reaction colour: bright bluish white.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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