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Cladonia

Observed: 17th May 2013 By: EsklingEskling’s reputation in Fungi and LichensEskling’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Cladonia
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Eskling's picture

ID appreciated

Thanks.

GrizzledBadger's picture

Reddish apothecia on grey lichens encrusting twigs etc?

On these grey lichens, are the apothecia always pinky/red, as I've found similar blobs on lichens growing on tree twigs & branches?

Brock

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Red blobs

Within Cladonia, there is a large group with bright red apothecia. Cladonia diversa, C. floerkeana and C. polydactyla are amongst the most common and most conspicuous. They are basically ground lichens but also occur on trunk bases, logs and stumps, and in higher humidity areas can extend further up trunks and onto branches. One of these, C. macilenta, while capable of turning up in all kinds of situations, seems to have a particular liking for damp, rotting fence posts.

However, pink/red blobs on lichens on branches may be fungi that are parasitic on lichens. See:
http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/lichenicolous/Marchandiomyces_corallin...
http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/lichenicolous/Illosporiopsis_christian...
http://www.irishlichens.ie/pages-lichen/l-515.html

Alan

GrizzledBadger's picture

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.

Brock