Irish lichens

Cladonia verticillata, Cladonia cervicornis subsp verticillata

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia verticillata

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose
Photographed by Marushka da Costa and Dr Douglas McMillan, Muckanagh, Co. Mayo.

Basal squamules entire or with shallow, rounded lobes, white below, upper surfaces bluish-grey when fresh. Podetia with regular scyphi, +/- abruptly tapered to stalk with 2-5 proliferating tiers from centre of scyphus.

Widespread but most frequent on dry moorland in western Ireland.

(Previously known as Cladonia cervicornis subsp. verticillata)


Cladonia verticillata, Cladonia cervicornis subsp verticillata

Cladonia verticillata, Cladonia cervicornis subsp verticillata
Cladonia verticillata, (Cladonia cervicornis subsp verticillata) . 2020

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