Species: Cladonia diversa
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-