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Cladonia coniocraea (Flörke) Spreng.


Podetia grey-green, slender, tapering to a point or terminating in a very narrow cup no wider than the podetium, sorediate in upper part, corticate and usually squamulose near base; basal sqamules incised, white beneath, often sparsely sorediate on margins and underside; apothecia rare, brown, on the tips of the podetia. Widespread and often very common on mossy trunks and decaying stumps and logs.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 325; Purvis et al. (1992), 325; Nordic Lichen Flora (2013) 5: 31, 96 (photo); Dobson (2005), 136 (photo); Dobson (2011), 144 (photo); Jahns (1983), 220-221 (photo); Whelan (2011), 71 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 214-5 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 136-137 (photo); Aptroot et al. (2011), 64-5 (photos); Wirth (1995), 1: 302, 303 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 80 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 380, 396 (photo); Krog et al. (1994), 153 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 140 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 126 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 158-9 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 13 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 247 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 174 (photo); Thomson (1967) 112, plate 14 (photo); Walewski (2007), 42 (photo); Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 2: 375 (1996).

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

 
Cladonia coniocraea
Queen's View, Perthshire, April 2003
 
Cladonia coniocraea
Muirshiel, Renfrewshire, February 2009. Podetial surfaces apparently grazed (by slugs?).


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