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Added: 5th January 2013 Description:
For some reason, there is doubt with my suggestion as it just doesn't appear like the usual C.fimbriata I come across so any comments will be great, thanks.
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Confidence: It might be this. Notes: Small, approx 7mm in height, some of the podetia seemed to be 'damaged' at the tips, found growing on the base of an unknown tree.
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Evidently brown-fruited (if all photos are the same thing), and looking at this again I cannot make out for certain any soredia. The rather granule-like squamules fit C. ramulosa, which is another very variable species, and C. ramulosa has incised basal squamules similar to those of C. squamosa and C. polydactyla, mentioned in discussion below. I am a bit hesitant with this ID but it seems to be the only species that can fit.
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Sorry, I have changed my mind on this. I am not sure why I rejected C. chlorophaea (agg.) before (see below), but coming to this again I cannot resolve this as C. ramulosa, enormously variable as the latter species is. What we see is some way from "typical" (if there is any such thing) C. chlorophaea, but I don't see anything to rule it out. A not dissimilar form is illustrated in the excellent 'Velgrids korstmossen van duin, heide en stuifzand' by Aptroot, van Herk & Sparrius.
No interactions present.
Other observations of
Cladonia chlorophaea agg.