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Cladonia caespiticia (Pers.) Flörke


A minute species only a few millimetres in height, basal squamules deeply incised, forming mats or small mounds; apothecia pinkish- to pale brown, usually with translucent stalks that lack algae, arising directly from the surfaces of the squamules. On peaty soil, mossy banks, damp, mossy trunks and stumps, generally in ancient woodland, scattered throughout Britain but predominantly in the west.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 321; Purvis et al. (1992), 202; Nordic Lichen Flora (2013) 5: 24, 95 (photo); Dobson (2005), 133; Dobson (2011), 141; Jahns (1983), 216-217 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 130-131 (photo); Aptroot et al. (2011), 50-1 (photos); Wirth (1995), 1: 306, 318 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 382 & 392 (photos); Krog et al. (1994), 149 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 120 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 242 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 168 (photo); Thomson (1967) 124, plate 17 (photo, poor); Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 2: 364 (1996).

FGBI: http://fungi.myspecies.info/all-fungi/cladonia-caespiticia

Cladonia caespiticia, close view
Cladonia caespiticia, close view
Cladonia caespiticia
On trunk of Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, March 2012
 
Cladonia caespiticia
Material from peaty bank?, Jura, May 2011 (BLS meeting, material lent by Katie Grundy)


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