Images of British Lichens
Cladonia rangiformis Hoffm.
Podetia greyish, richly branched, commonly terminating in spiky tufts with pointed, dark apices, surface of podetia appearing speckled, with groups of green algal cells on a paler background; pycnidia and apothecia dark brown, on the tips of branches. Widespread, generally on dunes or in rather dry, neutral to basic grassland.
Refs: Smith et al. (2009), 334; Purvis et al. (1992), 209; Dobson (2005), 144 (photo); Dobson (2011), 151 (photo); Whelan (2011), 79 (photo); van Herk & Aptroot (2004), 154-155 (photo); Krog et al. (1994), 167 (photo); Stenroos et al. (2011), 165 (photo); Wirth (1995), 1: 308, 309 (photo); Wirth et al. (2004), 77 (photo); Wirth, Hauck & Schulz (2013), 1: 373, 407 (photo); Valcárcel et al. (2003), 168-9 (photo); Thomson (1967) 117; Lichen Atlas of the British Isles 2: 412 (1996).
|In dune heath, Shewelton Pits, Ayrshire, May 2009.|
|In sandy heathland, Thetford, Norfolk, April 2010. Note developing apothecia on some of the branches.|
|In sandy ground at edge of pine (Pinus sylvestris) forest, Clashmore, East Sutherland, August 2006|
Lichens HOME PAGE | Index of Species | Conditions of Use and e-mail contact | References | Site Home Page
© A.J. Silverside
Uploaded March 2008, last updated September 2013