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Cladonia cyanipes (Sommerf.) 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. Taxonomic rank: species. Cladonia. Cladoniaceae Zenker (1827).

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: SE Alaska; not on QCI; description from Thomson 1984. Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996); Thomson, J.W., American Arctic Lichens 1. The macrolichens, New York (1984).

Ecology: Terricolous or lignicolous.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; lobes ascending; branches densely aggregated, scattered, loosely aggregated, or clustered; separate thallus parts 2-6.5 mm long; 1 mm wide. Primary Thallus: Evanescent or persistent. Secondary Thallus: Present, arising from center of the primary thallus or arising from edge of the primary thallus, of determinate growth; stipe 20-80 mm high, 1-2 mm wide, lime green, homogeneously coloured, corticate or not corticate (only on basal area), with intact wall. Thallus Outline: Margin crenulate or dissected. Upper Surface: Lime green; sorediate; soralia peripheral, soredia farinose or coarse. Lower Surface: White or yellow; sorediate.

Lower Cortex: Absent.

Ascocarps: Forming apical at the tip of branches or stipes, sparse. Disk: Strongly convex; brown or brownish yellow.

Conidiomata: Formed on podetia.

Secondary Metabolites: Barbatic acid and usnic acid, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsides.

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

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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