Delving into the Lichen Genus Cladonia
Photo courtesy of Daphne Stone
Instructor: Daphne Stone, Ph.D.
Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, April 11-12, 2017
Join us in exploring the magical, diverse and complex genus Cladonia, sometimes known as the pixie lichens. We will discuss the vocabulary of this genus, learn how to use the Cladonia key in McCune & Geiser, and try to identify collections found on local field trips. We’ll then test specimens with chemical spotting and learn how to interpret the results. Class will emphasize common species in all their diverse forms; a slow pace of learning will be encouraged. Students will also have time to enhance their Cladonia studies with drawing and photography.
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