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Cladonia macrophyllodes Nyl.

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: Taxonomic notes: not on QCI; based on Canadian specimens in H. Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996).

Ecology: Terricolous; growing sun-exposed; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; lobes ascending or horizontal; branches densely aggregated or scattered; separate thallus parts 4-15 mm long; 3-12 mm wide. Primary Thallus: Persistent. Secondary Thallus: Absent or present, arising from center of the primary thallus, of determinate growth; stipe 7-15 mm high, .8-1.5 mm wide, lime green or olive, homogeneously coloured or mottled, corticate, with intact wall. Thallus Outline: Margin crenulate or dissected. Upper Surface: Verruculose or areolated, lime green; not sorediate. Lower Surface: White or brown.

Lower Cortex: Absent.

Ascocarps: Forming along the margin of scyphi, sparse, .5-1.5 mm in diam.. Disk: Weakly convex; brown.

Conidiomata: Formed on margins of scyphi.

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

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K + bright yellow (citrine, lemon), C –, PD + red.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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