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Tiny Castles!

Observed: 6th December 2009 By: Sarah Hobbs
OPAL Community Scientist

Observed in Wakefield in December.


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Cladonia ramulosa

This looks like the genuine article, which is the first I've seen on iSpot. The rather pinkish fruits (when moist) are typical of C. ramulosa, and I think I can see the smooth-surfaced granules or a crazy-paving surface to the cups, which is shown in close-up at
Most of the others on here labelled C. ramulosa seem to be C. chlorophaea, with more powdery-granular surfaces.