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British Soldiers Lichen

Cladonia cristatella


Clubs are yellowish or grey. Tips of clubs are red.


Peat bog.

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MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Incredible, looks like something you might see on a corral reef rather on on dry land. Wonderful spotting and photos

Hema 7 years ago

great spot.

AlexKonig 8 years ago

oh so do you mean it, yes thats true, they are for me also more moss/plant-like (paperlike) than the regular mushrooms. But still, i wonder sometimes, how did they came together.Who had invited who. (i know, every info is to find ,for this i wonder, how long they are "prefered"). i dont translate everything , but sometime i dont get the right word myself or i puzzle about the meaning of some saying.'this one translated really good in my language , the bing-trans. recognized it very well,he get the right words in german just dont get the complet right order.At dutch it is almost perfect. :)

shebebusynow 8 years ago

I guess I mean that lichens have no moist flesh like mushrooms do. They tend to be thin and dry. Google translate can be difficult; I've seen some pretty funny translations come out of it. Wonder how this one will translate...

CarlosZacchi 8 years ago

Very nice, How it could taste?

AlexKonig 8 years ago

i dont get it right "translated" , what do you mean with:" although I tend to think of fungi as not so paper-like as lichen is." everything else i understand perfectly, but the "paper-like", let me a bit confused. even trough the google-translation. sorry

shebebusynow 8 years ago

Our recent mushroom show had a big section of lichen. "Fungi" category works for me, although I tend to think of fungi as not so paper-like as lichen is.

AlexKonig 8 years ago

hi Greg Shchepanek, would like to see them categorized as "fungi", but thats is your decision, lichen are fungi+moss ( ) cheers.

craigwilliams 8 years ago

So beautiful.

Greg Shchepanek
Spotted by
Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.41, Long: -75.52

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 2, 2011

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