Cladonia fimbriata (L.) Fr.

A brown-fruited scyphose species whose podetia are finely sorediate, widen abruptly in the upper part and their margin is slightly dentate. It resembles the montane species C. carneola, which has pale ochraceous pycnidia and apothecia and is yellow due to the presence of usnic acid.

Cladonia fimbriata is one of the most abundant Cladonia species in Europe and has a very wide ecological amplitude. It most commonly grows on tree bases (mainly on trees with acidic bark) and on decaying wood but can also be found on acidic soil and mossy rocks. It occurs from lowlands to high mountains, in both forest and open stands, both natural and anthropogenic. In the Czech Republic, it is common all over the area.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia



Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):LC – least concern

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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