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Cladonia coniocraea ?

Observed: 12th November 2011 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Cladonia coniocraea
Description:

Substrate: decaying stump.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

Interesting

Nigel, did you post this before? I saw an intriguing photograph from you before that I intended to look at, but I had a pile of student essays to mark and didn't have time to take it further.

Yes, it looks like C. coniocraea but it also looks like it might have red, rather than brown pycnidia. Are you able to confirm/deny this? I have an interesting idea in mind for this if the pycnidia are red, but no doubt it is just C. coniocraea.

Yes, that's C. polydactyla at the left.

Alan

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Yes

Sorry, I thought it had slipped under the radar so I deleted and reposted.

I can't be certain what colour the pycnidia were, and it's not a great photograph. Someone I was with may have taken a better one, so I'll check later.

I do have some other images from the same area that have had me scratching my head, and some of the podetia may be the same as these, so I'll post those separately.

Nigel

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coniocraea

I looked further into the "interesting idea" and decided that "stupid idea" was the applicable phrase.

Yes, I am happy that this is C. coniocraea.

Alan