Irish lichens

Cladonia subcervicornis
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia subcervicornis

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On rocks on acidic heath. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Dense clumps of bluntly incised grey-green squamules, white lower surface blackened at base. Upper surface turning apple-green when wet. Podetia with abruptly widening cups, dark brown apothecia.

Common on coastal and upland acid soils and siliceous rocks.
K+ yellow, P+ red


Cladonia subcervicornis


Cladonia subcervicornis       Cladonia subcervicornis


Cladonia subcervicornis
Cladonia subcervicornis. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. November 2008

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