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Cladonia pyxidata

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  • Image author: Ulrich Kirschbaum ©
  • On calcareous rocks (Zechstein). Thallus without soredia, consisting of a rosette of small and overlapping basal squamules; squamules adpressed, small and poorly intended; podetia up to 15 mm, surface granular to warted (also in the cups); cups wide. Thallus Pd+ red. (The similar Cl. pyxidata has no overlapping and rosette-forming squamules).
  • Central Europe; Germany: Hesse.
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