Irish lichens

Cladonia diversa
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia diversa

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: Among moss on acidic rock. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identification confirmed by Alan Silverside

Primary squamules yellowish-green. Short, stout, often deformed podetia covered with small squamules or granules. Wide cups with bright red pycnidia or apothecia that can cover cup.

Upland regions on stumps, acidic soils and heathy moorland.
KC+ yellow, P+, UV-

Cladonia diversa

Cladonia diversa
Cladonia diversa

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