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Cladonia floerkeana (Bengal Match Lichen / Rode heidelucifer)

Image of Florke's cup lichen

Description:

The podetia in this species are very distinctive and tall. They have been recorded as high as 60 mm although the norm is in the range 10 mm to 30 mm high, with a diameter of 1.5 mm. Podetia may be branched at the tips; branching is more frequent at the base near the small primary squamules (8mm long). Coarse squamules cover podetia. Apothecia form on the rim of the tip of the podetia; these are common and are light to dark brown in colour. Red pycnidia also form on the tips of the podetia.This photo is going to be used in "The Book of Fungi", see: www.ivy-group.co.ukSee also: www.biodiv.nl/lichens/cladonia/ & www.flickr.com/photos/malacochersus/2222728975/in/pool-12...

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