Irish lichens

Cladonia fimbriata
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia fimbriata

Primary thalluse squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: In acid soil among rocks. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Incised, sometimes sorediate squamules. Podetia with smooth slender stalks which open into cups shaped like minature golf-tee's. Cups and stalks covered with very fine grey-greenish soredia.

Common on disturbed earth, rotting wood, walls and banks.
K-, P+ rust-red, UV-

Cladonia fimbriata

Cladonia fimbriata

Cladonia fimbriata
Immediately above: Cladonia fimbriata. October 2009

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