Species: Sphaerophorus globosus
Photos: Among moss on branch and rock. Co.Cork, SW Ireland.
The green-grey tinged orange-brown thallus is bushy and unevenly branched with many small digitate branchlets. Globose apothecia develop at branch tips and split releasing blue-black spores.
Mainly found in western Ireland on mossy, acidic upland rocks, trees and peaty soils. More frequent than S. fragilis
Medulla: K-, P-, I+ blue (test in slide preparation)
Sphaerophorus globosus. November 2008, August 2009, January 2011