Not sure what species of Cladonia this is, approx 10mm tall, any comments will be great - thanks. Found amongst mosses and Dog lichen.
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I was about to compare this with another observation of C. ramulosa I remember identifying, but that has disappeared too. It seems that iSpot is haemorrhaging!
who thinks observations are vanishing?
A few days ago someone posted good photographs that were undoubtedly Caloplaca limonia. I spent quite some time comparing it with my own photographs and giving a summary of its characters, as it was good to have this newly recognised British species well shown on iSpot. Half an hour of my time at least.
Following day, the observation had totally vanished. I was starting to wonder if I had dreamt the whole thing.
(hoping I am not dreaming this comment too)
I don't want to disagree as I'm far from an expert but I regularly see C.ramulosa and this does not seem to match those specimens.
I think C.ramulosa is quite variable so you are probably correct, thanks.
C. ramulosa is horribly variable.
Looking at this again, I would say that it is actually a good representation of ONE of the variants of C. ramulosa. Those cups dissected into radiating segments- some then becoming finger-like, is something that C. ramulosa often does.
It was my upload of C.limonia which vanished, I have had a few uploads just 'disappear'.
I have informed the iSpot team who haven't got back to me yet.
Thanks for your comments.
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