Cladonia merochlorophaea Cf. Asah. var. merochlorophaea
Persistent primary thallus formed of small incised 1-3 mm squamules. Podetions in scyphus 1-3 cm in height, areolate-corticate surface becoming a little warty with "peeled" areas, rarely soredate. Apothecia rare, at the margin of the scyphus in the form of small globules more or less stalked, brown. Pycnidia abundant at the margin of the scyphus, tiny, brown. C +/- red, fleeting, KC +/- wine-red, fleeting, K-, P + red, UV + white-bluish. "Species" occurring on the acid humus of wooded moors. N.B. Species of the Cladonia chlorophaea group difficult to identify and whose interpretation varies according to the authors! N.B. Synonymized by some authors to Cladonia grayi.