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Quite a scaly version of many of these pixie cup fungi.


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Again, depending on color, this could be other things
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2020-08-14 20:12:18 PDT (-0700)

Cladonia borealis and C. coccifera have the same minute “plaques” inside the cups, but they are yellowish and have red apothecia/pycnidia. Of course most specimens don’t have apothecia, and the pycnidia are just minute dots and I find it’s hard to distinguish “bright brown” from red in photos, especially if damp.