Species Details

Cladonia firma

popcorn lichen

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Scientific Name:
Cladonia firma (Nyl.) Nyl.
Common Name:
popcorn lichen
Family: Cladoniaceae
Element Code: NLT0008460
USDA Plants Symbol: CLFI4
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: squamulose lichen (terricolous)
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
30 - 75 meters
100 - 245 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal dunes (stabilized)
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat: On soil, detritus, and/or moss
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA only from Morro Bay and Baywood-Los Osos areas. Threatened by habitat loss, recreational activities, and non-native plants. Often forms biological soil crusts with other lichens and mosses. See Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 14(2):40-44 (2007) for CALS Conservation Committee sponsorship.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 4
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 4
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Morro Bay South (3512037)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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