Species: Cladonia angustiloba
Photos: Among moss. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Identified by Neil Sanderson
Persistent primary thallus, the long, narrow, yellowish-brown lobes with scattered marginal pycnidia on the basal lobes. The infrequent yellowish podetia are often squamulose, tips slightly tomentose with single scyphi. Apothecia infrequent, globose, pale to dark brown.
An oceanic species widespread in the Azores, first recorded in Ireland by Neil Sanderson. Usually on thin, acidic soils over rocks.
K-, KC+ yellow, P+ red, UV-. Many specimens contain zeorin.
Previously included in Cladonia foliacea
Cladonia angustiloba. Ballingeary, Co. Cork. March 2009