lichen-Cladonia peziziformis

Cladonia peziziformis

Cladonia pezizaformis

Cladonia peziziformis photo by Bob Klips

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Very short squamules; twisted and contorted podetia; turbanlike pale brown apothecia; P+ red; compare with C. sobolescens with apothecia scarcely spilling over tip, K-.

ECOLOGY: A common species in the eastern US; widespread in Oho, one of the commonest of the brown-fruited Cladonia spp., a frequent “old field” species; on soil, occasionally on bark or over rock.

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