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Cladonia

Observed: 19th September 2011 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2011_09_19 _Cladonia1
2011_09_19 _Cladonia2
Description:

Common lichen with bright red apotheca. Just starting out on lichens, so any advice welcomed.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

synan's picture

Quite a mixture

I think some of the red apothecia belong to Cladonia diversa because some podetia are cup-like, but there seem to be 2-4 other species here, including (I think) C. subulata.

Edit: I don't think the podetia are cup-like enough for C. diversa, so I'm leaning towards C. polydactyla. I'm confused by this one.

Nigel

AlanS's picture

Me to

I am also confused by this. There seem to be distinct yellow-green tints in this and C. polydactyla is very grey except when very damp.

It's odd, but I think it is most likely C. diversa.

Certainly not C. floerkeana as it is sorediate and forming cups.

Alan

Littorella's picture

Thanks

I'll take a closer look at the myriad of species.
And it is good to get the folk names too...
Cheers.