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Cladonia (cup lichen) discovered by Marnhull (#204)

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Sighting Info

Observed: May 14, 2010 @ 4:00 PM
Posted on: May 14, 2010 @ 9:24 PM (diff: 0 days)
These lichens are growing on the branch of a dead 'Picea mariana,' Black spruce. The Black spruce was probably at least 150 years old before it died - another smaller tree nearby was 120 years old.

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By NL Nature Support on 5/14/2010 9:44:39 PM

I have deleted the previous dublicate observation

By Marnhull on 5/14/2010 9:59:12 PM

Thanks for the deletion Roman. I keep forgetting to give everything a unique file name. I received 2 messages from you, I could read the 'deletion' message, but I can't read the other message - when I click on the email notice I get an error page.

By Mac Pitcher on 5/17/2010 8:00:00 AM

Hi, This is a Cladonia, and probably is C. fimbriata, or Trumpet Lichen. There are a number of small Cladonia spp. that occur on trees, both dead and alive, and careful examination with a hand lens and lichen keys are often required to separate these to species. Mac

By Marnhull on 5/17/2010 11:42:50 AM

Thanks Mac. I read and appreciated all of your identifications and comments.

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