Irish lichens

Cladonia furcata
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia furcata

Primary thallus foliose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On moss on upland rock. Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by John Douglass

Basal squamules usually not persisting. Very variable. Loose mat of olive-green to brownish-grey smooth podetia with pale reticulation. Podetia sometimes tinged purplish. Dichotomously branched with compact tips. Cups are absent, brown apothecia are rare.

Acid heathlands, rocky outcrops and on woodland soil.
Variable. K- or K+ yellow, P+ rust red


Cladonia furcata


Cladonia furcata


Cladonia furcata
Cladonia furcata November 2009

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