Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia incrassata

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose
Photos: On upland peaty soil. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Correction: Photographs are probably of C. diversa. JD

Dominant incised basal squamules to 4mm, yellowish grey-green, usually with soredia underneath. Red sorediate apothecia can be abundant and are +/- sessile on elongated squamules.

Very small and easily overlooked. Occurs on humus and old peat.
KC+ yellow, UV+ white






. Ballingeary, Co. Cork. March 2009

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