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What

Western Pixie-Cup Cladonia asahinae

Observer

andreacala

Date

December 7, 2019 11:00 AM PST

Description

This is “take two” after my first Pixie Cup Lichen obs two days before, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36422663. I went back to the area for a closer look and hopefully better pictures. Back at home, I searched through all iNat Pixie Cup Lichen observations in California and tried to find a species that matches what I saw in the field.
It could be Rosette (C. pocillum) because of the mat-forming Thallus. (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=53451&clid=1162, http://www.lichensmaritimes.org/index.php?task=fiche&lichen=304&lang=en).
I can’t rule out Mealy (C. chlorophaea). (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=53388&clid=1212)
@j-dar had considered C. pulvinella (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=53458&clid=1130).
It’s not Pebbled (C. pyxidata) because there are no distinct pebbles inside the cups. (https://ohiomosslichen.org/lichen-cladonia-pyxidata/)
It’s not Firm Cup (C. firma), because per lichenportal, C. firma’s podetia are rare and rarely proliferating from center. Plus j-dar had ruled it out too. (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=Cladonia%20firma)
It’s not Western (C. asahinae) because the podetia are not flaring abruptly (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=53371).
It’s not Trumpet (C. fimbriata), because of the shape and number of podetia. (https://lichenportal.org/cnalh/taxa/index.php?taxon=53409&clid=1102)
Over to the specialists, like @mossgeek, @j-dar, @catchang and @metsa. Thank you for your input!!

Photos / Sounds

What

California Ash Fraxinus dipetala

Observer

mzplatypus

Date

October 21, 2019 03:29 PM PDT

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Square

What

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

Observer

faithdeleon

Date

October 19, 2019 10:49 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

catchang

Date

October 9, 2019 11:45 AM HST

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Date

March 18, 2019 03:54 PM PDT

Description

On madrone.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cypseloides

Date

September 1, 2008 03:38 PM PDT

Description

A Southeast Farallon endemic

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Square

What

Ruby Chalice Clarkia Clarkia rubicunda

Observer

nav

Date

May 29, 2016 11:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pixie Cup Lichens Genus Cladonia

Observer

catchang

Date

April 10, 2016 02:03 PM PDT

Place

moraga ca (Google, OSM)