Cladonia polydactyla

Cladonia polydactyla

Observation - Cladonia polydactyla - UK and Ireland. Description: At last I've found one of the Cladonias with beautiful red apothecia growing near the base of a Scots Pine ... but which one? Too branched and squamulose for C. bellidiflora; podetia not cup-shaped enough or in the right situation for C. diversa; too squa

At last I've found one of the Cladonias with beautiful red apothecia growing near the base of a Scots Pine ... but which one? Too branched and squamulose for C. bellidiflora; podetia not cup-shaped enough or in the right situation for C. diversa; too squamulose for C. floerkeana; too big for C. macilenta: that all pushes me towards C. polydactyla.