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Added: 26th September 2011 Description:
This is growing on soil near to an old conifer stump and in total covered about 75 centimetres and there were two other examples nearby.
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Confidence: It might be this.
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: Two lichens here. The left-hand photograph of a powdery (leprose) lichen is a Lepraria species. These are very difficult without some sophisticated chemical testing, and I am certainly not guessing at the species from a photograph. [On the ground one must also consider Trapeliopsis species, but in this case I think not.] The right-hand photograph is quite different - it is a layer of squamules, with upright "pixie-cup" podetia which carry the fruiting bodies. It is Cladonia fimbriata - one of the commonest pixie-cup lichens and one in which the cups contract abruptly into the cylindrical stalk.
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