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Cladonia gracilis ssp. vulnerata 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 or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Cladonia. Cladoniaceae Zenker (1827).

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

Ecology: Bryophytic (or in heath, often boggy); growing sun-exposed.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; branches loosely aggregated, scattered, or clustered. Primary Thallus: Evanescent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate growth; stipe 25-100 mm high, .6-2-(5) mm wide, lime green, olive, or brown (medium yellow-green (120-122) to olive (106) or dark brown to brownish green or yellowish brown), homogeneously coloured, mottled, or tainted brown, corticate, with longitudinally split or perforated (wide open oval perforations) wall, 25-40-(50) µm thick. Upper Surface: Smooth.

Ascocarps: Forming along the margin of scyphi, sparse, .5-1 mm in diam.. Disk: Weakly convex to strongly convex; brown.

Conidiomata: Formed on margins of scyphi.

Secondary Metabolites: Fumarprotocetraric acid and protocetraric acid, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsidones.

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K – (negative) (or brownish), C –, PD + red.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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