Fungi Outer Hebrides

Family: Cladoniaceae

Cladonia rangiformis Hoffm.

Type: Cladonia

A highly branched and spiky lichen associated with coastal grassland and dunes. The widely divergent branches have pointed apices. The older branches may have a mottled appearance formed green areolate patches of algae on a white background

Christine Johnson

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