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Cladonia ecmocyna ssp. intermedia (Robbins) 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: Taxonomic notes: not on QCI; based on Ahti (1980) and BC specimens in H. Ahti, T., Ann. Bot. Fennici 17:195-243 (1980); Brodo I.M. & Ahti T., Can. J. Bot. 74: 1147-1180 (1996).

Ecology: Terricolous or lignicolous; growing sun-exposed or partially shaded; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Crustose, squamulose; branches scattered, clustered, or densely aggregated. Primary Thallus: Evanescent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate or of determinate growth; stipe 30-60-(100) mm high, .5-4 mm wide, grey-green, lime green, or brown (heavily pruinose over most of podetium), homogeneously coloured, mottled, or tainted brown, corticate, with intact wall, 35-40 µm thick. Upper Surface: Smooth.

Lower Cortex: Absent.

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