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