Fungi Outer Hebrides


Family: Cladoniaceae

Cladonia arbuscula s. str. (Wallr.) Flot.

Type: Cladonia

Found on montane and lowland heathlands and on nutrient-poor soils. This species is richly branched with the tips recurved in the same direction. In Britain Cladonia arbuscula has been separated into two subspecies arbuscula and squarrosa; the latter appears to be the dominant and more common. Recent molecular data suggests that the distinction between the two subspecies is blurred.

Determiner: 
Christine Johnson

References: 
Smith et al. editors (2009) The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Dobson (2018) Lichens: an Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species
Ahti, Stenroos & Moberg. editors (2013) Nordic Lichen Flora. Volume 5 Cladoniaceae

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