Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Cladoniaceae

Cladonia ramulosa (With.) J.R. Laundon

Type: Cladonia

Widespread on acid soils and on rotting wood, but also found on coastal sites. Very variable with podetia terminating in numerous, short, erect branches or with irregular cups with margins proliferating into branched, finger-like extensions, or deeply cut into radiating segments. Distinctive large brown apothecia becoming translucent when wet

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