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Cladonia wainioi Savicz

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. Synonyms: Cladonia pseudorangiformis Asah.; Cladoniaceae Zenker (1827).

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

Ecology: Terricolous or bryophytic (over rocks and in heath at low and high elevations); growing sun-exposed; substrate non-calciferous.

Thallus: Branches caespitose. Primary Thallus: Evanescent. Secondary Thallus: Present, of indeterminate growth; stipe 40-60 mm high, .4-2.5-(4) mm wide, lime green or brown (very pale yellowish green (121) to pale brown ("pale orange-yellow," 73,)), mottled or tainted brown, corticate (in patches) or not corticate (between areoles), with intact or perforated wall. Upper Surface: Areolated (with flat, smooth, irregular areoles).

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

Conidiomata: Formed on podetia.

Secondary Metabolites: 4-O-methylcryptochlorophaeic acid, hypothamnolic acid, merochlorophaeic acid, and squamatic acid, of the following substance class(es): ß-orcinol depsides.

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

(report generated 15.Nov.2007)

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