A taxon similar to the common C. fimbriata, from which it differs mainly in corticate podetial bases. In the field, it is difficult to distinguish from C. humilis, which has wider and lower scyphi. They mainly differ in the secondary metabolites content; C. conista produces bourgeanic acid and C. humilis atranorin.
Cladonia conista is sparsely recorded but its distribution area is cosmopolitan (Ahti & Stenroos 2013). It prefers bare soil but avoids strictly acidic types. In the Czech Republic, it is only known from anthropogenic stands, such as heap piles, sandstone quarries, sludge ponds and railway embankments. It is rare here but probably partly overlooked.
Literature: Ahti T. & Stenroos S. (2013): Cladoniaceae. – In: Ahti T., Stenroos S. & Moberg R. [eds], Nordic Lichen Flora 5: 87–89.taxonomic classification:
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