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Unknown Lichen

Observed: 7th July 2009 By: Greenphoenix
12Coed Tany Bryn 7Aug09 153

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Species interactions

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I'm not sure which species of

I'm not sure which species of Cladonia it is, sorry!

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

AlanS's picture

Cladonia is difficult!

No need to apologise for not naming it to species. The genus is large and difficult, with most species very variable.

Probably there are two here, C. fimbriata (long, cylindrical stems to the cups) (and, unusually for this species, it is fruiting - brown apothecia on the rims of the cups), and there is also a single spike of what looks like C. coniocraea. To be honest, a closer, higher resolution photograph is needed.