Common lichen with bright red apotheca. Just starting out on lichens, so any advice welcomed.
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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.
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.
I'll take a closer look at the myriad of species.
And it is good to get the folk names too...
Lat/Lng: 57.4, -4.2
OS grid ref: NH7140