Identification: Cladonia?

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  1. Nik

    Nik Rising Contributor

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    I am quite sure this is the right genus for both of these, but I don’t know the species. Tiny fruiting bodies.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I have never seen this in the flesh so to speak, but friends have.
    My wife and I are amazed at the things you find in your garden.
    Hope this link helps Nik.
    Cladonia - Wikipedia
     
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    @Nik I seem to recognize Cladonia macilenta and Cladonia pyxidata.
    It's possible?
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with you @Arlette that the first ones look like Cladonia macilenta, and the habitat excludes similar species.

    The others look a bit more like Cladonia chlorophaea group than C. pyxidata, but there might be more than one species there also.
    - There are a large number of Cladonas that have podetia with cups, so often hard to confirm ID w/o specimen in hand.

    ... also some Parmela/Xanthparmelia photobombers :-)
     
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    Some more Cladonia chlorophaea pictures.
     

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