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Cladonia botrytes (K.G.Hagen) Willd.


A minute species with podetia yellow-green, lacking cups and only c. 5-8 mm in height; apothecia pinkish- to pale brown. Very rare, a colonist on cut pine stumps, Scottish Highlands.
British Red Data Book species: critically endangered.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 321; Purvis et al. (1992), 203; Nordic Lichen Flora (2013) 5: 23, 94 (photo); Jahns (1983), 216-217 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 310, 317 (photo); Krog et al. (1994), 149 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 137 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 87 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011) 120 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 242 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 167 (photo); Thomson (1967) 79, plate 5 (photo); Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 5: 363 (2000); Church et al. (1996), 38.

 
Cladonia botrytes
Cladonia botrytes
On old pine (Pinus sylvestris) stumps (even though the photographs show blown larch (Larix) needles), Kindrogan, Perthshire, April 2008


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