Irish lichens

Cladonia humilis

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia humilis

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On sandy waste ground. Bantry, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Identification needs confirming

Large, +/- rounded basal squamules, +/- incised, often forming continuous carpet. Podetia grey or green-grey, cups subsessile or abruptly tapered to short stalk, not proliferating from rims. Persistently corticate at base, densely farinose-sorediate above and within cup. Apothecia and pycnidia brown, rare.

Occurs on dry, sandy, recently disturbed ground, coastal roadsides, dunes and gardens. Not found in mountainous areas.
K+/- yellow, C-, KC-, P+ red, UV-


Cladonia humilis


Cladonia humilis


Cladonia humilis


Cladonia humilis
Cladonia humilis November 2009

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