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Cladonia - possibly C. furcata?

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: gardenergardener is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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z Cladonia furcata Q 1103190015
Description:

Growing among moss on conifer trunk

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Thanks Alan - I was dithering

Thanks Alan - I was dithering between C. rangiformis and C. furcata because of the odd and (presumably) acidic habitat.

However the specimen which I've just tested with both K and C gave a negative reaction - is the K+ variable?

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Hmmmmm

I shall come back to this. I want to sit down at a free moment (ha!) and check these reactions with a range of material of both species.

At present I hold to my identification, though perhaps with reduced confidence! I agree the habitat is strange, but I have seen C. rangiformis in acid pinewoods.

Alan

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Dodgy chemicals?

Hi Alan - I look forward to the result of your further ponderings on this one!
It is possible that both the K and C I used were past their best .......(it has happened before).