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Cladonia uncialis (L.) F. H. Wigg. subsp. uncialis

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Family: CLADONIACEAE

Habitat: Ubiquitous

Description

    This taxon is very similar to Cladonia uncialis subsp. biuncialis but  differs by its tufts displaying a higher density of podetia more or less erected, predominantly tetra to hexachotomously branched, short terminal branchlets -not whitish powdery- often brown-pinkish towards pointed apices of the podetia, giving a star-like appearance around the central axils (resembles to a cup or a crown). Pycnidia and apothecia rather frequent. Photobiont : trebouxioide. On grey dunes and acid sandy or gravelly soils, much more uncommon than subsp. biuncialis. N.B. Formerly these two taxa were not separate or considered as morphotypes or varieties and hereafter we present our pictures with the usual restrictions as far as the  subsp. uncialis is considered, since many puzzling intermediate specimen seem to be found and are difficult to assign to one or the other subsp.; a picture of this taxon taken in the Alps is presented for comparison.*







Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Cap de la Chèvre 1
Michel DAVID



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Cap de la Chèvre 2
Michel DAVID



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 1
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Notre Dame de la Salette Alpes
Jacques HAINE



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Cap de la Chèvre 3
Michel DAVID



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 2
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 3
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 4
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 5
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 6
Bernard BOUFFINIER



Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis Menez Kador Crozon 7
Bernard BOUFFINIER



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