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British Soldiers

Cladonia cristatella


Cladonia cristatella, commonly known as the British soldier lichen, is a fruticose lichen belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. The species was first described scientifically by the American Botanist Edward Tuckerman in 1858.


Brushy thicket (Image #3).

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

The first picture is very nice Fyn..

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Thanks António!

Awesome cache Fyn,beautiful,i never spotted one of these :-) congrats and thanks for sharing

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

They look beautiful!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago


Ric3 10 years ago

Great find. Ours are all dried up now that the temp is hitting the 80's.

Fyn Kynd
Spotted by
Fyn Kynd

Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2013
Submitted on Apr 6, 2013

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