• Cladonia scabriuscula (Delise) Nyl.
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Cladonia scabriuscula
© Mike Simms
Cladonia scabriuscula
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(Map updated: 11 August 2009)

Resembles C. furcata (described elsewhere) but is less tufted, more slender, and has paler green, peeling stems (podetia). The tips of the stems must be closely observed for these have a tendency to become coarse with soredia. Peaty moorlands and mountains. Local, throughout Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • The slender, pale green, peeling stems, with tips becoming coarsely sorediate should distinguish it
  • Not a sward former like C. furcata, often occurring as a few stems only; local in distribution.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Cladonia scabriuscula (Delise) Nyl.. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2019-08-25.