Identification: One or two lichen(s)?

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  1. Nik

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    Is this one or two species? They were growing on the ground.
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agreed, basal squamules is a common feature for most Cladonias, so in that sense, likely one species.
    In a different sense however, there is a lot going on in your photo and some species do look very similar and grow together, so I can't say without close examination how many species you may have there :-)
     
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