Irish lichens

Cladonia macilenta
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia macilenta

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On rotting post in forestry. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Small, incised bluish-grey-green squamules. Upright branched or simple podetia, sometimes squamulose below, upper stalks granular or sorediate. Small red apothecia, no cups.

Usually found on rotting wood, fences and trees, also on soil.
K+ yellow, P+ orange, UV-

Similar: Cladonia polydactyla


Cladonia macilenta       Cladonia macilenta


Cladonia macilenta
Cladonia macilenta. Rotting fence post, Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008

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