In addition to greater Poa glauca canopy cover than the other communities, the Poa sociation was also distinguishable by its greater proportion of Flavocetraria cucullata (curled snow lichen) and Cladonia (fruticose lichens) squamule
himalayensis due to its yellow white to pale yellow pileus with light greenish tinge, brownish squamules
and white pileal veil (Verma and Reddy, 2014c).
Cladonia angustiloba Ahti & Aptroot is a similar species that occurs in similar habitats and it is characterised by the yellow color of the squamules
and the very narrow basal squamules
, much narrower than in C.
7.Pileus 46 cm wide convex becoming nearly planewith age yellowish surface viscid irregular circular patchesof graybrown to dark brown tomentum or squamules
allover the pileus surface margins incurved when young gradually becoming deflexed to straight to uplifted with agesmooth.
Toninia sedifolia can be identified by the presence of whitish to bluish-grey (green-olive when hydrated) convex to swollen squamules
, by the blackish apothecia without pruina (although sometimes with dense bluish-grey pruina), and by the flat to slightly convex disks.
Thallus shrub-like or scale-like, of ascending squamules
; fruiting bodies, if present, on simple to slightly branched podetia; podetia resembling resembling cups, or pointed or blunt clubs I--FRUTICOSE LICHENS 2.
True, you'll soon be awash in terms like "squamules
" and "glabrous." Don't let them intimidate you--persist, and use your guide's glossary.
Some thalli produce squamules
and freely proliferate from the margin of the cup.
27) from which easily be differentiated by the shape of the prothorax and the unique shape of the marginal squamules
of the elytra.
Primary thallus persistent, squamules
2-5 mm long and 1-2.5 mm wide, divided up to half of their length, upper surface light green, lower surface grey to black at the base and white toward the tips.
Thallus scale-like, of ascending squamules
; fruiting bodies, if present, red, on simple to slightly branched podetia; podetia resembling pointed or blunt clubs CLADONIA 2.