Irish lichens

Cladonia ramulosa
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia ramulosa

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On wet, acidic heath. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Specimens confirmed by John Douglass

Small incised basal squamules followed by erect podetia with peeling squamules which leave decorticate areas. Distinctive large brown apothecia becoming transluscent when wet. Very variable.

Found on acidic soils and rotting tree stumps. K-, P+ red


Cladonia ramulosa


Cladonia ramulosa


Cladonia ramulosa
Cladonia ramulosa. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. February and November 2009

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