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Lichen in Ben Lawes NNR

Observed: 14th May 2011 By: sjlwsjlw’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenssjlw’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

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Evidently two Cladonia species here.

The left-hand, cup-shaped podetia seem to have red pycnidia, and this character, in combination with the flattened, corticate granules within the cup, makes C. diversa a likely identity, but there are others in this group, including true c. coccifera, which I cannot rule out.

The tall, scaly, pointed podetia to the right could well be C. bellidiflora - overall habit, podetial shape and nature of the podetial scales are all correct, but there are no pycnidia or apothecia to confirm it is one of the red-fruited species.