Irish lichens

Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia grayi sens lat

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose
Photos: In acid soil among rocks. Ballingeary, Cork, SW Ireland.

Chemical results: K-, C-, KC-, P +/- red. Medulla UV + blue

One of a number of chemotypes within the Cladonia chlorophaea aggregate Basal squamules inconspicuous and soon disappear. Podetia usually unbranched and with brownish tinge, granulose-corticate but usually without large soredia. Found in more acidic habits than C. chlorophaea s.str.

Probable identification but not tested for chemical and UV reactions

. 2009

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