On coastal heathland
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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
Yes, it really has to be C. portentosa, but would have been interesting to test it with Pd, or just taste it.
Don't have any Pd but what would tasting have revealed (other than a more nutritious source of breakfast than cornflakes)?
a) there are better things to do in life
b) it is not bitter and therefore not C. arbuscula.
I don't see Cladonia portentosa putting Kelloggs into receivership.
Ah, so would the bitter taste of C. arbuscula also distinguish it from C. ciliata?
Not a cornflakes fan so might just give portentosa a little nibble when next encountered!
C. ciliata to be more bitter, but I don't recall checking it.
Basically, bitterness is said to correlate with Pd+ reaction. I have kidded myself that I can distinguish C. arbuscula subsp. arbuscula from C. arbuscula subsp. squarrosa on taste.
Lat/Lng: 50.6, -2.0
OS grid ref: SZ0385