Observation 11696: Cladonia cristatella Tuck.
When: 2008-09-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This nifty little lichen was growing near the edge of the woods, but outside them. The area had mushrooms too — Amanitas (obs. 11897) and puffballs in particular.

First photo is a crop from the second, for the observation thumbnail.
Second photo is the one I took specifically of this lichen, and is the highest quality photo I have of it as a result.
Third and fourth photos are photos of one of those Amanitas, but there are Cladonia cristatella visible in the background, particularly in the third photo.

I took this photo with the very last ergs of juice in my three pairs of rechargeable batteries — I saw a whole mess of Suillus americanus or a similar species five minutes later but couldn’t do anything about it. A fourth pair of batteries is on my shopping list after the sheer amount of stuff that I found on the 29th.

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Eyes3
Used references: Brodo’s L. of N. A.

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Looks like British Soldiers
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-09-30 15:05:02 CDT (-0400)

I’ve never been up there, but glancing through Lichens of North America, it sure looks like Cladonia cristatella is the only one in that area with corticate podetia and showy red apothecia.

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