Order: Lecanorales Family: Cladoniaceae
Species: Cladonia foliacea
Photos: Rock Island, Co. Cork, SW Ireland.
Tufts of large, deeply incised yellow-green squamules, rarely with black cilia on the margins. The undersides of the lobes are whitish-yellow. Small podetia are occasionally produced with smooth, irregular cups.
K-, KC+ yellow, P+ red
Usually coastal on dry calcareous soil and short grassland.
Can be confused with Cladonia angustiloba
Cladonia foliacea. January 2012