Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Cladoniaceae

Cladonia floerkeana (Fr.) Flörke

Florke's Cup Lichen

Type: Cladonia

A common and distinctive red fruited lichen, found on rotting wood and peat banks on heaths and moorland. The podetia are very variable and care must be taken to distinguish it from Cladonia macilenta (podetia finely soredate with K+ yellow reaction)

Christine Johnson

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