Cladonia furcata

Cladonia furcata

Observation - Cladonia furcata. Description: Found on the edge of a track about 40m from the high water mark on a very rocky shore where some rather scrubby heathers also grow. Only about 12mm high, the podetia are greyish-green and covered in small, green areolar patches. The podetia gradually turn

Found on the edge of a track about 40m from the high water mark on a very rocky shore where some rather scrubby heathers also grow. Only about 12mm high, the podetia are greyish-green and covered in small, green areolar patches. The podetia gradually turn brown towards the branched tips on which are minute brown pycnidia.

I think the rabbits living in the vicinity might have been nibbling and may be responsible for the hollow tubes that were presumably podetia in picture 2.