Irish lichens

Cladonia foliacea

Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia foliacea

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
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.

Could be confused with Cladonia angustiloba

Cladonia foliacea
Cladonia foliacea. January 2012

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