Species: Cladonia gracilis
Photos: In acid soil below gorse. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identification confirmed by A Silverside (photographs)
Non-persistent basal squamules. Smooth slender brown or greenish-brown podetia, finely pointed or ending in narrow cups with brown pycnidia or small digitate projections on rim. Axils closed.
Occurs on thin shaded acidic soils, woods, uplands, edges of bogs.
K-, P+ rust-red
Cladonia gracilis March 2009