lichen-Cladonia didyma

Cladonia didyma

Cladonia didyma photo by Mark Zloba

Cladonia didyma photo by Mark Zloba

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES:  Finely incised, esorediate primary squamules; podetia upright, cupless, apex more or less rounded, tipped with red apothecia; surface generally covered with granular or isidioid squamules, the ecorticate area turning brownish and translucent.  

ECOLOGY:  Grows on soil or decaying wood. Found in Adams County after the completion of The Macrolichens of Ohio by R. Showman and D. Flenniken.

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