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Cladonia furcata

Observed: 5th November 2012 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Found on the edge of a track about 40m from the high water mark on a very rocky shore where some rather scrubby heathers also grow. Only about 12mm high, the podetia are greyish-green and covered in small, green areolar patches. The podetia gradually turn brown towards the branched tips on which are minute brown pycnidia.
I think the rabbits living in the vicinity might have been nibbling and may be responsible for the hollow tubes that were presumably podetia in picture 2.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Thank you for the confirmation

Thank you for the confirmation. Always good to know that I have actually got it right!

Can you tell me please, do the little lobes on the podetia have a special name?

Ginny