Cladonia portentosa

Cladonia portentosa

Observation - Cladonia portentosa. Description: Dense and bush-like with lots of very fine branches that on close inspection were seen to be brown tipped. On the day of the photo, a dry sunny day, the podetia were very white, but on a damp day they were a pale grey-green. There was only one on this wes

Dense and bush-like with lots of very fine branches that on close inspection were seen to be brown tipped. On the day of the photo, a dry sunny day, the podetia were very white, but on a damp day they were a pale grey-green. There was only one on this west-facing bank at the edge of a fir wood. I believe this may be reindeer lichen, possibly Cladonia portensia, because of its very upright growth.