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Cladonia polydactyla

Observed: 24th February 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Cladonia (2)
Cladonia (3)
Cladonia polydactyla no 6 Thursday 24th feb
Description:

On the base of trees and stump's deeply lobed basel scales which were blue-green the stalks were narrow and scaley at the base slightly expanding at the tip's into narrow cups which carry tiny scarlet spore producing bodies.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Nice photos

Yes, Cladonia polydactyla.

This is the pycnidial stage stage that is shown, with very small red dots on the margins of the irregular cups.

Later they are followed by the much larger, bright red apothecia, which are the actual spore-producing stage.

Alan S