When this lichen fruits it presents a delicate net-like fungal body consisting of tubes, leaves and arms all with holes of about 3-5mm diameter.
En masse it can resemble a light sprinkling of snow. This display covered many hundreds of square metres.
In a national park on a cleared fire track with very sandy soil. Decent rain had fallen about 4 days previously.
Cladia retipora was the first Australian lichen to be described in a scientific publication.
Ascomycota; Pezizomycotina; Lecanoromycetes; Lecanoromycetidae; Lecanorales; Cladoniaceae; Cladia
Lat: -38.45, Long: 144.92
Spotted on Jun 6, 2018
Submitted on Jun 11, 2018
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