Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Cladoniaceae

Cladonia strepsilis (Ach.) Grognot

Type: Cladonia

Forms a stiff cushion of notched, basal squamules, typically pale bronze-green above, white below. Identification confirmed by the diagnostic bright emerald-green reaction with sodium hypochlorite. This is the only UK species to give this C+ reaction. Mostly on wet peat on heaths and moorlands

Christine Johnson

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Ahti, Stenroos & Moberg. Editors (2013) Nordic Lichen Flora. Volume 5 Cladoniaceae