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Observed: 30th May 2011 By: aitch60
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student

these flower type growths were found on an old gravestone.


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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cup lichen (Cladonia fimbriata) interacts


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I have added agreement

that this is Cladonia fimbriata, but there are quite a number of pixie-cup lichens and "ice-cream cones" could be any of several species (of which C. pyxidata is by no means the most common), so I cannot support the rest of Beagle's statement I am afraid.

There are black speckles inside the cups and the cups themselves are not as neat as usual in C. fimbriata - looks like a parasitic fungus is infecting the lichen. (Shame that there is presumably no specimen, could have been interesting - to the small number of us who like lichenicolous fungi!)