Irish lichens

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia incrassata Q

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose
Photos: On upland peaty soil. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Dominant incised basal squamules to 4mm, yellowish grey-green, usually with soredia underneath. Red sorediate apothecia can be abundant and are +/- sessile on elongated squamules.

Very small and easily overlooked. Occurs on humus and old peat.
KC+ yellow, UV+ white

Correction: Photographs are possibly of a small, deformed Cladonia diversa

. Ballingeary, Co. Cork. March 2009

Please contact me if you find errors. All images used are copyright.