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Cladonia kanewskii Oksner

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: Terricolous; growing sun-exposed; substrate non-calciferous (mainly on exposed bluffs and outcrops).

Thallus: Branches densely aggregated. Primary Thallus: Evanescent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate growth; stipe 10-70 mm high, 1.5-7 mm wide, lime green (pale (104)), tainted brown (or greyish red-brown, with tiny colourless crystals forming on older specimens), corticate. Upper Surface: Smooth (to irregular and bumpy).

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

Secondary Metabolites: Hypothamnolic acid and usnic acid (and 3 triterpenes), of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsides and (higher) aliphatic acids (one, unidentified).

Spot Tests: Upper surface: K – (negative), C –, + deep yellow, or + orange, PD –.

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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