Cladonia parasitica Cladoniaceae
Cladonia parasitica

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Chemical results: K+ yellow, C-, KC-, P+ yellow, UV-

Usually on rotting stumps, trunks and branches, especially Oak in old woodland. Occasional in woodland on damp humus and earthen banks.

Compact, spreading mats of numerous +/- ascending, deeply dissected, coral-like squamules, often with coarse, granular soredia. Dark blackish-brown pycnidia, small dark-brown apothecia on +/- deformed podetia.

Similar: C. incrassata. Contorted squamules, red apothecia. K-, P-
C. digitata. Larger squamules (to 1cm), farinose-sorediate. Red apothecia

Cladonia parasitica

Cladonia parasitica

Cladonia parasitica, fertile
Cladonia parasitica
On heathland stump and old Oak lignum. Holton Lee, Dorset. October and December 2012

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