Order: Lecanorales Family: Cladoniaceae
Species: Cladonia arbuscula
Growth type fruticose.
Photos: On coastal rock. Rock Island, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Primary thallus granular, not persisting. Podetia greyish-green tinged yellow with darker patches. Much branched with axils open. The terminal branches are strongly recurved in +/- one direction. Forms tufted mats to 8cm high.
Scattered distribution on upland peat moors, acid heaths and dunes. K-, C-, KC+ yellow, P+ yellow, UV-
Similar: C. ciliata. Only tips of branches recurved, P+ red
Cladonia arbuscula. June 2009