• Cladonia squamosa var. subsquamosa (Nyl. ex Leight.) Vain.
Cladonia squamosa var. subsquamosa
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This variety is most probably a chemotype of C. squamosa, that is, it is chemically different but taxonomically identical. It differs from C. squamosa (described elsewhere) in its thicker stalks (podetia) entirely clothed in peeling squamules. A dab of K (Potassium hydroxide) turns them yellow. In C. squamosa this and all other reactions are negative.

Key characteristics

  • Podetia covered in a mass of shaggy scales
  • K + yellow; also Pd + orange.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Cladonia squamosa var. subsquamosa (Nyl. ex Leight.) Vain.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-18.