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  • Cladonia diversa Asperges [13]
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Cladonia diversa
© Mike Simms
Cladonia diversa
© Mike Simms
Cladonia diversa
© Mike Simms
Cladonia diversa
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This red-fruiting cup Cladonia is a colonist of acid peat and moorland especially at high altitudes. The cups develop from stout stalks (podetia) that are covered with yellow-green warty granules. Wide-mouthed cups carry the scarlet discs on their rims, which may expand to cover the cup. It is widespread in Ireland.

Key characteristics

  • The presence of cups and the green-yellow surface of small warty granules serve to distinguish this common Cladonia species
  • The podetia are often misshapen.

Original text submitted by Simon Davey

 Simms, M. J., (2016). Cladonia diversa Asperges [13]. [In] LichenIreland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/species.asp?item=432725 Accessed on 2017-11-20.