Foxglove's picture

Lichen and Moss

Observed: 16th March 2012 By: FoxgloveFoxglove’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Found growing on the ground in coniferous woodland. Would be interested to know what the fungus and moss is.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

TimP's picture

Moss

The moss looks like one of the Fissendens species.

Refugee's picture

Cladonia

It is hard to get to species without expensive equipment and so on as can be seen from comments on the specimen i found.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/247730

Refugee

Foxglove's picture

Thank you

I'm happy even to just know what genus they might be :-) Many thanks.

AlanS's picture

Difficult

Sometimes (or often!) it is not easy to separate C. chlorophaea and C. fimbriata in the field, particularly with rather young material. My feeling is that this is C. fimbriata, but if I were recording I would ignore this and wait for something more convincing for either species.

Alam