Irish lichens

Cladonia angustiloba
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia angustiloba

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: Among moss. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.
Previously included in Cladonia foliacea Identified by Neil Sanderson

Persistent primary thallus, the long, narrow, yellowish-brown lobes with scattered marginal pycnidia on the basal lobes. The infrequent yellowish podetia are often squamulose, tips slightly tomentose with single scyphi. Apothecia infrequent, globose, pale to dark brown.

An oceanic species widespread in the Azores, first recorded in Ireland by Neil Sanderson. Usually on thin, acidic soils over rocks.
K-, KC+ yellow, P+ red, UV-. Many specimens contain zeorin.

Cladonia angustiloba

Cladonia angustiloba

Cladonia angustiloba
Cladonia angustiloba. Ballingeary, Co. Cork. March 2009

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