Cladonia stipitata

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Cladoniaceae
Genus: Cladonia
Species: Cladonia stipitata

Name edit

Cladonia stipitata Lendemer & Hodkinson, 2009

Mycobank. #515515

Diagnosis: Similis C. petrophilae apotheciis sessilibus sed differt squamulis stipitatibus, acidum sphaerophoricum nullum et acidum atranoricum contintente.

Type: U.S.A. North CAROLINA. Transylvania Co.: Gorges State Park, SW face of Grassy Ridge, Snake Rock, 3150-3200 ft., exposed granitic bald with extensive bryophyte-Selaginella cushions, on steep slope marginally forested by pitch pine (Pinus rigida), oak (Quercus), and sourwood, 19.ix.2005, on granite in full sun, J.C. Lendemer 7615 & A. Moroz (NY, holotype; DUKE, isotype).

Etymology: The epithet “stipitata” refers to the distinctive stipitate morphology of the primary squamules.

Ecology: Cladonia stipitata is restricted to fully exposed rock slabs and boulders on granitic balds at middle to low elevations (e.g., 2000-3000 ft.) of the southern Appalachian Mountains.

References edit

  • Lendemer, J.C. and Hodkinson, B.P. (2009) The Wisdom of Fools: new molecular and morphological insights into the North American apodetiate species of Cladonia. - Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 79–100.   (PDF)   (RLL List # 217 / Rec.# 31144 - Recent Literature on Lichens)   (Cladonia stipitata: p. 95) (Plate 5, p. 94, C. stipitata: Fig. 1, thallus; Fig. 2., primary squamules; Fig. 3, habitat; Fig. 4, apothecium) (Plate 6, p. 96: distribution map)

Vernacular names edit