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Cladonia

Observed: 9th January 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Cladonia
Description:

Yet another Cladonia growing on a drystane dyke to which I can't put a name. Any suggestions, please? (And does anyone know a good source of info about these lichens?)

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

AlanS's picture

This might be C. squamosa

but the podetia are not in sharp focus and critical details are not visible. I cannot rule out a few other species.

As for sources, I am slowly working on something myself, but "slowly" is the key word here - I am still chasing up a number of species and much more photography to do. There are useful websites (including a lot more to add to mine), and I understand that volume 5 of the Nordic Lichen Flora will be on Cladonia.

No time to expand on this now, but I may put something in the forum.

Alan

Thistle's picture

Many thanks!

Your website is usually my first port of call, especially when I have some idea of which family I'm looking at. I find it tremendously valuable and would look forward to seeing it extended. Very many thanks for all the work you put into it.

Being very much a beginner in this area I have to admit that my heart sinks slightly at the thought of 5 (or more?) volumes. I guess that level of detail is beyond my aspirations.

Ian