Cladonia sulphurina (Michx.) Fr.

A conspicuous red-fruited Cladonia, characterized by yellowish, narrowly scyphose or ascyphose podetia with longitudinal cracks and a finely sorediate upper part. The presence of squamatic acid gives a UV+ blue-white reaction. It often grows together with C. deformis, which it might be confused with.

It is a boreal to arctic species, growing on a wide range of organic substrates, such as decaying wood, humus or peat. It may also occur on soil or tree bases. It typically occurs on peatbogs, heathlands, screes and open mountain or boreal forests. In central Europe, C. sulphurina is scattered in mountain areas. In the Czech Republic, it is mainly known from altitudes above 700 m.

taxonomic classification:

Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae Cladonia

Red List (Liška & Palice 2010):VU – vulnerable

Occurrence in the Czech Republic

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