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Cladonia fimbriata (L.) Fr.


Podetia grey-green, with cups (scyphi) abruptly expanded from the long, cylindrical stems, with finely granular soredia on the outer surface and interior of the cup, minute brown pycnidia often on the cup margins; apothecia brown on margins of rather distorted cups, uncommon . On soil and rotting wood, widespread and common.

Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 327; Purvis et al. (1992), 201; Nordic Lichen Flora (2013) 5: 40, 99 (photo); Dobson (2005), 138 (photo); Dobson (2011), 145 (photo); Jahns (1983), 218-219 (photo); Whelan (2011), 73 (photo); van Haluwyn et al. (2009), 214-5 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004, 2013), 140-141 (photo); Aptroot et al. (2011), 70-1 (photos); Wirth (1995), 1: 302, 326 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 85 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 371 (photo), 381; Krog et al. (1994), 156 (photo); Moberg & Holmåson (1984), 142 (photo); Holien & Tønsberg (2008), 93 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 136-7 (photo); Puntillo (1996), plate 13 (photo); Brodo et al. (2001), 254 (photo); Hinds & Hinds (2007), 182 (photo); Thomson (1967) 109, plate 13 (photo); Walewski (2007), 46 (photo); McCune & Geiser (2009), 87 (photo); Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 2: 384 (1996).

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

 
Cladonia fimbriata, close-up of podetia showing pycnidia
Cladonia fimbriata
On rotting stump, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, April 2005


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