Beautiful lichen on woodland floor, near moss.
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
There are two species here and if Yashca had named Cladonia coniocraea in the revision title I could have clicked agreement. The other is C. fimbriata, with which I have now agreed.
I was far too nervous to post it with any degree of certainty - very new to lichens. I'll have to be braver next time.
I'd encourage that, using "It might be this" if you feel hesitant. I have learnt a lot about lichens by doing this, although "a lot" is just the tip of an intimidating iceberg (a lichenberg?). First of all, submitting an ID makes you think more carefully about it. And then you have the most valuable lessons - the wrong IDs, which focus your attention on something overlooked (eg confusing isidia for soralia in my case) or you didn't know about.
Of course, this relies entirely on the willingness, time, patience and enthusiasm of experts and knowledgeable folk, without whom we'd still be left wondering. So, once again, a big thank you to those people!
I am now all enthusiastic about looking for, and naming, more lichens, particularly Cladonias. (It has also taken me a while to work out how to find your comments - sorry to be so slow in my thanks!)
Lat/Lng: 50.616, -3.547
OS grid ref: SX906807
On the edge of deciduous woodland