Species: Cladonia portentosa
Photos: On wet heath near bog. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Confirmed by John Douglass
Variable. Primary squamules absent. Very branched, whitish to green-grey and forming loose compact tufts. Axils often perforate. Branching mainly trichotomous, can be dichotomous at ends. Branchlet tips spreading in all directions.
Heaths, peaty moorland, dunes. K-, KC+ yellow, P-
Similar: Cladonia ciliata and Cladonia arbuscula
Cladonia portentosa. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. December 2008 and November 2009