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I think this is Green Pixie-cup but what are the tall, thin things please?

Observed: 28th October 2011 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in Fungi and LichensJoe30’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Can anyone please tell me what the tall, thin green things are growing along side what I believe is C. chlorophaea agg. Hope someone can help.


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I think...

... the tapering podetia with green basal squamules belong to Cladonia coniocraea. I haven't added an ID because I don't want to override your C. chlorophaea.


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I have to say that I am not sure about the pixie-cup identification. Some look quite a bit like C. fimbriata, but they are rather coarsely granular for C. fimbriata and on balance I would go with your identification of C. chlorophaea - though I am not keen to add agreement as yet. It could be that both species are in the photograph.

Cladonia species often grow in mixtures and the tall, pointed podetia are C. glauca. [Taller than C. coniocraea, which does not have that button-like structure at the tip (simple points or tiny cups instead), and the podetia have a long slit up the side, well shown in your photo (the tall podetium curved over to the right).]


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... for explaining where I went wrong.