kh854's picture

Is this a lichen?

Observed: 11th December 2009 By: kh854
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
species 6a
species 6b
species 6c
species 6d
species 6e

Silvery grey stems growing through other plants on wasteland near sand dunes


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


joseph harris's picture

This is indeed Cladonia

This is indeed Cladonia portentosa,a fruticose lichen which you might be interested to know is commonly refered to as Reindeer lichen, although Cladonia rangiferina also shares this folk name.....just to add to the lichen identifying confusion!!!