• Cladonia cyathomorpha Stirt. ex Walt.Watson
Cladonia cyathomorpha
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An overlooked species usually found on the vertical faces of mossy rocks in hilly or upland areas. The thallus is dominated by squamules, grey-green above, so is easily overlooked as C. subcervicornis. Cups like those of C. pyxidata (described elsewhere). The undersides of the squamules have a distinctly radiating pink-to-yellow coloured veining. In Ireland, the species is known from Counties Down and Kerry.

Key characteristics

  • Like a gross form of C. pyxidata but with larger basal squamules with veined undersurface, these raised and spreading from a single point
  • Thallus K+ yellow; discs brown.

Original text submitted by Vince J. Giavarini

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Cladonia cyathomorpha Stirt. ex Walt.Watson. [In] LichenIreland. Accessed on 2018-08-16.